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Is it der, die oder das Gegenleistung?


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

The word Gegenleistung 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 Gegenleistung?

How does the declension of Gegenleistung 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 Gegenleistung die Gegenleistungen
Genitive der Gegenleistung der Gegenleistungen
Dative der Gegenleistung den Gegenleistungen
Akkusative die Gegenleistung die Gegenleistungen

What is the meaning of Gegenleistung in German?

Gegenleistung is defined as:

[1] What has already weighed or granted something that has already been preserved

[1] das, was etwas aufwiegt, das man bereits erhalten hat oder gewährt hat

How to use Gegenleistung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenleistung with translations in English.

[1] Die Gegenleistung war nicht besonders groß.

[1] The consideration was not particularly large

[1] Als Gegenleistung bekam sie den Platz im Verwaltungsrat.

[1] In return, she got the place on the administrative council

[1] „Die Vermittlungsagenturen unterscheiden sich im Preis der Jahresmitgliedschaft – als Gegenleistung dafür garantieren sie eine bestimmte Anzahl von Vorschlägen.“

[1] "The mediation agencies differ in the price of annual membership - in return for this they guarantee a certain number of suggestions"

[1] „Nun ist es an uns, eine Gegenleistung zu finden.“

[1] "Now it is up to us to find a consideration"

[1] „Denn als Gegenleistung erhielt er eine bessere Verpflegung als seine Gefährten – was allerdings nicht viel hieß.“

[1] "Because in return he received better food than his companions - which, however, didn't mean much"

[1] „Als er Isolde von der geplanten Fahrt erzählte, spürte er, dass sie sich um ihn sorgte; ein Besuch in die DDR sei sicher nicht ohne Gegenleistung zu haben.“

[1] "When he told Isolde about the planned journey, he felt that she was concerned with him a visit to the GDR was certainly not without consideration"

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