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Is it der, die oder das Gegenseitigkeit?


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

The word Gegenseitigkeit 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 Gegenseitigkeit?

How does the declension of Gegenseitigkeit 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 Gegenseitigkeit die Gegenseitigkeiten
Genitive der Gegenseitigkeit der Gegenseitigkeiten
Dative der Gegenseitigkeit den Gegenseitigkeiten
Akkusative die Gegenseitigkeit die Gegenseitigkeiten

What is the meaning of Gegenseitigkeit in German?

Gegenseitigkeit has various definitions in German:

[1] Principle that something is also available to another in the same extent is interrelated, correlation

[1] Prinzip, dass etwas auch bei einem Anderen in gleichem Maße vorhanden ist; Wechselbeziehung, Korrelation

[2] interaction, bilateral exchange

[2] Wechselwirkung, beidseitiger Austausch

How to use Gegenseitigkeit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenseitigkeit with translations in English.



[2] Die Freundschaft beruhte auf Gegenseitigkeit.

[2] Friendship was based on mutuality

[2] „Zu einer auf Gegenseitigkeit beruhenden Liebe müsste die jeweilige Kultur hinzukommen, nach deren Regeln die Tiefe der Beziehung erst ausgelotet werden könnte.“

[2] "In addition to a mutual love, the respective culture would have to be added, according to the rules of which the depth of the relationship could only be explored"

[2] „Das beruhte wohl auf Gegenseitigkeit.“

[2] "That was probably based on mutuality"

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