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Is it der, die oder das Gegenstimme?


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

The word Gegenstimme 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 Gegenstimme?

How does the declension of Gegenstimme 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 Gegenstimme die Gegenstimmen
Genitive der Gegenstimme der Gegenstimmen
Dative der Gegenstimme den Gegenstimmen
Akkusative die Gegenstimme die Gegenstimmen

What is the meaning of Gegenstimme in German?

Gegenstimme has various definitions in German:

[1] In an election/coordination, vote (voice) that is eliminated on the contraposition, i.e. against the application

[1] in einer Wahl/Abstimmung abgegebenes Votum (Stimme), das auf die Contraposition entfällt, also gegen den Antrag ist

[2] In a discussion, which does not correspond to the opinion of the majority

[2] in einer Diskussion vorgestellte Meinung, die nicht der Meinung der Mehrheit entspricht

[3] Music: Second and independent melody that complements the main melody

[3] Musik: zweite und eigenständige Melodie, welche die Hauptmelodie ergänzt

How to use Gegenstimme in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenstimme with translations in English.

[1] Die Vorsitzende wurde mit nur einer Gegenstimme wiedergewählt.

[1] The chair was re -elected with only one vote against

[2] Eine einzelne Gegenstimme verschaffte sich Gehör: „Ich finde, wir sollten ihn laufenlassen.“

[2] A single opposite vote was heard: "I think we should run it"

[3] „In den Takten 18 bis 22 bildet der Alt eine Gegenstimme zu den unisono singenden Sopranen und Tenören.“

[3] "In the bars 18 to 22, the Alt forms a vote against the unanimous sopranos and Tenörenä" "

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