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Is it der, die oder das Gegenvorschlag?


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

The word Gegenvorschlag 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 Gegenvorschlag?

How does the declension of Gegenvorschlag 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 Gegenvorschlag die Gegenvorschläge
Genitive des Gegenvorschlags des Gegenvorschlages der Gegenvorschläge
Dative dem Gegenvorschlag dem Gegenvorschlage den Gegenvorschlägen
Akkusative den Gegenvorschlag die Gegenvorschläge

What is the meaning of Gegenvorschlag in German?

Gegenvorschlag is defined as:

[1] presented possibility (proposal), which contradicts a previously presented idea, would like to see something completely different realized

[1] vorgestellte Möglichkeit (Vorschlag), die zu einer zuvor vorgebrachten Idee im Widerspruch steht, etwas ganz anderes verwirklicht sehen möchte

How to use Gegenvorschlag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenvorschlag with translations in English.

[1] Och nee, das ist ja langweilig. Gegenvorschlag: wir fahren zur Ostsee! Mit Nacktbaden und so!

[1] Oh no, that's a boring counter -proposal: we drive to the Baltic Sea with nude bathing and such!

[1] Mangels Gegenvorschlägen werden wir dann also heute abend bei Kalle grillen.

[1] In the absence of counter -proposals, we will be at Kalle Grillenä tonight

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