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Is it der, die oder das Gegengift?


The correct article in German of Gegengift is das. So it is das Gegengift! (nominative case)

The word Gegengift is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gegengift?

How does the declension of Gegengift 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 das Gegengift die Gegengifte
Genitive des Gegengifts des Gegengiftes der Gegengifte
Dative dem Gegengift dem Gegengifte den Gegengiften
Akkusative das Gegengift die Gegengifte

What is the meaning of Gegengift in German?

Gegengift is defined as:

[1] Means that can be used against undesirable effects of poisoning

[1] Mittel, das gegen unerwünschte Wirkungen einer Vergiftung eingesetzt werden kann

How to use Gegengift in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegengift with translations in English.

[1] Bei manchen Vergiftungen helfen auch Gegengifte nicht mehr.

[1] With some poisoning, countertoxes no longer help

[1] „Nur das Gift blieb – ohne Hoffnung auf das Gegengift.“

[1] "Only the poison remained - without hope for the opposite"

[1] „Bitte senden Sie mir eine Liste aller Ärzte in Australien, die Gegengift gegen den Biss von Klapperschlangen vorrätig haben.“

[1] "Please send me a list of all doctors in Australia that have the antidote against the bite of rattling snakes"

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