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Is it der, die oder das Gegenstand?


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

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

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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 Gegenstand?

How does the declension of Gegenstand 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 Gegenstand die Gegenstände
Genitive des Gegenstands des Gegenstandes der Gegenstände
Dative dem Gegenstand dem Gegenstande den Gegenständen
Akkusative den Gegenstand die Gegenstände

What is the meaning of Gegenstand in German?

Gegenstand has various definitions in German:

[1] Material thing that is not too big: thing, thing, object

[1] materielle Sache, die nicht allzu groß ist: Ding, Sache, Objekt

[2] Plural rare: abstract thing, topic that is mentioned: topic, problem, material, content, object, facts

[2] Plural selten: abstrakte Sache, Thema, von dem die Rede ist: Thema, Problem, Stoff, Inhalt, Objekt, Sachverhalt

[3] Austrian: teaching subject

[3] österreichisch: Unterrichtsfach

How to use Gegenstand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenstand with translations in English.

[1] Räume bitte all deine Gegenstände aus meinem Zimmer.

[1] Please clear all of your objects from my carpenter

[1] „Ich spürte im nächsten Augenblick einen harten Gegenstand im Rücken.“

[1] "The next moment I felt a tough object in the back" "

[1] „Und dann machte seine rechte Hand eine Bewegung und wischte alle Gegenstände – Gläser und Krüge, Taschentücher und Kugeln –unter Getöse zu Boden.“

[1] "And then his right hand made a movement and wiped all objects - glasses and jugs, handkerchiefs and balls - underneath to ground"

[1] „Für einen Ägypter gab es keinen wichtigeren Gegenstand als seine Matte, die ihm als Decke, Bett und sogar als Leichentuch diente und die er stets bei sich trug.“

[1] "For an Egyptian there was no more important object than his mat, which served him as a blanket, bed and even as a quality cloth and which he always carried with him"

[2] Gegenstand des Konflikts war die Religion.

[2] The subject of the conflict was the religion

[2] „Alltägliche Nahrungsmittel, die Impfstoffe oder andere medizinisch wirksame Zusatzstoffe enthalten, gibt es zwar noch nicht zu kaufen, sie sind aber schon Gegenstand der Forschung.“

[2] "Everyday foods that contain vaccines or other medically effective additives are not yet available, but they are already the subject of the research" "

[2] „Das Buch bleibt bis tief ins Hochmittelalter hinein ein Gegenstand der Verehrung und des Respekts, ein Numinosum als Wort- und Zeichenträger, ganz abgesehen von der Kostbarkeit im materiellen Sinn.“

[2] "The book remains an object of the veneration and respect, a numinosum as a word and drawing carrier, completely apart from the treasure in the material meaning"

[2] „Monika war so lieb, und ich mochte sie nicht zum Gegenstand boshafter Überlegungen machen.“

[2] "Monika was so nice and I didn't like it to make her the subject of malicious considerations"

[3] Physik ist bei unseren Schülern ein nicht sehr beliebter Gegenstand.

[3] Physics is a not very popular object among our students

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[1] seltsamer Gegenstand in Aachen
[1] seltsamer Gegenstand in Aachen

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