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Is it der, die oder das Gegenschlag?


The correct article in German of Gegenschlag is der. So it is der Gegenschlag! (nominative case)

The word Gegenschlag is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Gegenschlag?

How does the declension of Gegenschlag 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 der Gegenschlag die Gegenschläge
Genitive des Gegenschlages des Gegenschlags der Gegenschläge
Dative dem Gegenschlag dem Gegenschlage den Gegenschlägen
Akkusative den Gegenschlag die Gegenschläge

What is the meaning of Gegenschlag in German?

Gegenschlag has various definitions in German:

[1] Beat in response to a preserved blow

[1] Schlag als Reaktion auf einen erhaltenen Schlag

[2] Action as respond to an attack

[2] Aktion als Erwiderung auf einen Angriff

How to use Gegenschlag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenschlag with translations in English.

[1] „Bei der Ausführung eines Fußtritts muss die größte Aufmerksamkeit der Kopf- und Körperdeckung gewidmet werden, da jeder Gegenschlag sehr gefährlich sein kann, wenn wir nur auf einem Fuß stehen.“

[1] "When executing a foot step, the greatest attention must be paid to the head and body coverage, since each counter strike can be very dangerous if we only stand on one foot"

[2] „Dass er mit dem Scheitern seiner Bündnispolitik nicht gerechnet hatte, zeigt, wie lange er brauchte, um ein Heer zum Gegenschlag zu rüsten.“

[2] "The fact that he had not expected the failure of his alliance policy shows how long he needed to set up an army for the counter stroke"

[2] „Sie bildeten einen Teil der sogenannten Erstschlagkapazität, konnten aber auch zur Zweitschlagkapazität gerechnet werden, die einen gegnerischen Angriff auf das eigene Land überleben und für einen Gegenschlag bereitstehen sollten.“

[2] "They formed part of the so -called first strike capacity, but they could also be counted as a two -stroke capacity that survived an opposing attack on your own country and should be ready for a counter -strike"

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