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Is it der, die oder das Gegenrede?


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

The word Gegenrede 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 Gegenrede?

How does the declension of Gegenrede 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 Gegenrede die Gegenreden
Genitive der Gegenrede der Gegenreden
Dative der Gegenrede den Gegenreden
Akkusative die Gegenrede die Gegenreden

What is the meaning of Gegenrede in German?

Gegenrede has various definitions in German:

[1] Without plural: resistance in verbal form

[1] ohne Plural: Widerstand in verbaler Form

[2] Lecture (speech) that responds to a previously given lecture and contradicts him in key points

[2] Vortrag (Rede), der auf einen zuvor gehaltenen Vortrag antwortet und ihm in Kernpunkten widerspricht

How to use Gegenrede in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenrede with translations in English.

[1] Ab ins Bett! Keine Gegenrede!

[1] From the akle no counter -speech!

[1] „Ich sagte ihr ohne Umschweife die Wahrheit, die sie ohne Gegenrede anhörte.“

[1] "I told her the truth that she heard without a counter -speech"

[2] Rede und Gegenrede bedingen sich wechselseitig, denn jeder Punkt der Rede fordert seine Entsprechung in der Gegenrede.

[2] Speech and counter -speech are mutually dependent, because every point of the speech demands its equivalent in the opposite speech

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