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Is it der, die oder das Gegenstück?


The correct article in German of Gegenstück is das. So it is das Gegenstück! (nominative case)

The word Gegenstück is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Gegenstück?

How does the declension of Gegenstück 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 das Gegenstück die Gegenstücke
Genitive des Gegenstücks des Gegenstückes der Gegenstücke
Dative dem Gegenstück dem Gegenstücke den Gegenstücken
Akkusative das Gegenstück die Gegenstücke

What is the meaning of Gegenstück in German?

Gegenstück has various definitions in German:

[1] The second part (piece), which is similar to a first part (and added it to a whole)

[1] das zweite Teil (Stück), das einem ersten Teil ähnlich ist (und es zu einem Ganzen ergänzt)

[2] Part that is clearly/diametrically different from a part with which you compare it

[2] Teil, das deutlich/diametral anders ist als ein Teil, mit dem man es vergleicht

How to use Gegenstück in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenstück with translations in English.

[1] „Riesige Amphoren auf grazilen Eisenständern begrüßen die LGS-Ankömmlinge vom Bahnhof her. Als Gegenstück finden sich am entgegengesetzten Ende des Geländes am Boden liegende Amphoren.“

[1] "Huge amphorae on graceful iron stands greet the LGS arrivals from the Herä station as a counterpart can be found at the opposite end of the site on the ground."

[2] Das Gegenstück zu ›Speichern‹ ist ›Laden‹.

[2] The counterpart to ›Save‹ is ›Load‹ .

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