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Is it der, die oder das Gegenverkehr?


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

The word Gegenverkehr 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 Gegenverkehr?

How does the declension of Gegenverkehr 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 Gegenverkehr
Genitive des Gegenverkehrs des Gegenverkehres
Dative dem Gegenverkehr dem Gegenverkehre
Akkusative den Gegenverkehr

What is the meaning of Gegenverkehr in German?

Gegenverkehr is defined as:

[1] Traffic, the opposite direction on the way is the traffic on the opposite lane in road traffic in road traffic

[1] Verkehr, der in entgegengesetzter Richtung unterwegs ist; im Straßenverkehr der Verkehr auf der Gegenfahrbahn

How to use Gegenverkehr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenverkehr with translations in English.

[1] Trotz Gegenverkehrs setzte er zum Überholen an.

[1] Despite oncoming traffic, he put ana for overtaking

[1] „Da sein Gegenverkehr ein großer Laster war, durfte vor ihm also kein Personenwagen sein.“

[1] "Since his oncoming traffic was a big truck, no passenger car was allowed to be in front of him"

[1] „Als Gegenverkehr hatte ich auf den letzten 2000 Kilometern höchstens Rentiere, und überholt hatte mich nie eins.“

[1] "As oncoming traffic, I had at most reindeer over the last 2000 kilometers, and I had never overtaken me"

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