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Is it der, die oder das Gegend?


The correct article in German of Gegend is die. So it is die Gegend! (nominative case)

The word Gegend is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Finding the right gender of a noun

German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Gegend?

How does the declension of Gegend work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative die Gegend die Gegenden
Genitive der Gegend der Gegenden
Dative der Gegend den Gegenden
Akkusative die Gegend die Gegenden

What is the meaning of Gegend in German?

Gegend has various definitions in German:

[1] Colloquial: relatively narrow landscape / region; mostly part of the earth's surface that cannot be precisely delimited, especially if no proper name, no uniform name or no name that is commonly used is established for the area in question

[1] umgangssprachlich: relativ eng gefasste Landschaft/Region; meist nicht genau einzugrenzender Teil der Erdoberfläche, vor allem auch dann, wenn sich für das betreffende Gebiet kein Eigenname, kein einheitlicher Name oder kein Name, der allgemein gebräuchlich ist, durchgesetzt hat oder aber wenn dieser Name als zu wissenschaftlich, zu lang oder zu kompliziert empfunden wird

[2] a part of the body, such as the surroundings or the area of ​​an organ or part of the body

[2] ein Teil des Körpers, etwa die Umgebung oder den Bereich eines Organs oder eines Körperteils

[3] (contrary to the explanation given under [1]) a relatively well-known area that is often in the neighborhood or just nearby

[3] (entgegen der unter [1] genannten Erklärung) relativ bekanntes Gebiet, das oft in der Nachbarschaft oder auch nur in der Nähe liegt

How to use Gegend in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegend with translations in English.

[1] „Es ist eine Gegend, in die sich allenfalls Extremkletterer verirren und auch Hilfsorganisationen und Reporter nur unter Mühen vordringen.“[1]

[1] "It is an area in which extreme climbers can get lost and aid organizations and reporters only find it difficult to get in." [1]

[1, 3] Gestern lief er ziellos durch die Gegend.

[1, 3] Yesterday he was walking around aimlessly

[2] Er hat Schmerzen in der Gegend der Nieren.

[2] He has pain in the kidney area.

[3] Hier in der Gegend habe ich von solchen Vorfällen noch nicht gehört.

[3] I've never heard of such incidents around here

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