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Is it der, die oder das Gegenliebe?


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

The word Gegenliebe 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 Gegenliebe?

How does the declension of Gegenliebe 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 Gegenliebe
Genitive der Gegenliebe
Dative der Gegenliebe
Akkusative die Gegenliebe

What is the meaning of Gegenliebe in German?

Gegenliebe is defined as:

[1] Reaction, encouragement or at least acceptance means positive feedback

[1] Reaktion, die Zuspruch oder mindestens Akzeptanz bedeutet; positives Feedback

How to use Gegenliebe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenliebe with translations in English.

[1] „Die zweite Voraussetzung für die Freundschaft zwischen zwei oder mehreren Menschen, ist die Gegenliebe, ohne die eine Freundschaft nicht existieren kann.“

[1] "The second prerequisite for the friendship between two or more people is the mutual love without which a friendship cannot exist"

[1] „Ich weiß, meine Aussage ist recht ketzerisch und wird auch bei vielen nicht auf Gegenliebe stoßen, aber ich empfinde das so, und nicht zum ersten Mal.“

[1] "" I know my statement is quite herbot and will not come across with many people, but I feel that way, and not for the first time "

[1] „Sein Vorschlag fand bei ihr freilich keine Gegenliebe.“

[1] "Of course, his proposal did not find any counter -love"

[1] „Der ganze Sinn des Lebens, nicht nur seines eigenen, sondern des Lebens der ganzen Welt schien ihm in seiner Liebe und der Möglichkeit einer Gegenliebe Nataschas beschlossen zu sein.“

[1] "The whole meaning of life, not only of his own, but in the life of the whole world seemed to be decided in his love and the possibility of a conflict of Natasha"

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