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Is it der, die oder das Gegenstoß?


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

The word Gegenstoß 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 Gegenstoß?

How does the declension of Gegenstoß 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 Gegenstoß die Gegenstöße
Genitive des Gegenstoßes der Gegenstöße
Dative dem Gegenstoß dem Gegenstoße den Gegenstößen
Akkusative den Gegenstoß die Gegenstöße

What is the meaning of Gegenstoß in German?

Gegenstoß has various definitions in German:

[1] Jump in response to a previous shock

[1] Stoß als Reaktion auf einen vorhergehenden Stoß

[2] Attack that follows directly on an attack carried out by the opponent

[2] Angriff, der direkt auf einen vom Gegner ausgeführten Angriff folgt

How to use Gegenstoß in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenstoß with translations in English.



[2] „In den ersten Augusttagen stießen russische Truppen mal nach Westen vor, zogen sich dann wieder zurück und ließen deutsche Gegenstöße ins Leere laufen.“

[2] "In the first days of August, Russian troops once joined west, then pulled back and let German counterattacks run into the void" "

[2] „Ancelottis Plan war es wohl, das Zentrum zu stärken, um Neymar, Mbappé und Cavani keinen Raum zu schnellen Gegenstößen zu bieten.“

[2] "Ancelotti's plan was probably to strengthen the center so that Neymar, Mbappé and Cavani do not offer any space for quick counterattacks"

[2] „Ich ziehe den meinen, und kaum habe ich ihn in der Hand, macht er gegen mich einen weiten Ausfall, den ich pariere; mein Gegenstoß durchbohrt ihn ganz.“

[2] "I pull mine, and as soon as I have it in my hand, he makes a wide failure against me, which I parrot my counterattack pierces through"

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