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Is it der, die oder das Gegenwehr?


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

The word Gegenwehr is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Gegenwehr?

How does the declension of Gegenwehr 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 Gegenwehr die Gegenwehren
Genitive der Gegenwehr der Gegenwehren
Dative der Gegenwehr den Gegenwehren
Akkusative die Gegenwehr die Gegenwehren

What is the meaning of Gegenwehr in German?

Gegenwehr is defined as:

[1] Reaction of defense if you are exposed to violence or the effects of others

[1] Reaktion der Verteidigung, wenn man Gewalt oder Einwirkungen anderer ausgesetzt wird

How to use Gegenwehr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenwehr with translations in English.

[1] Ich konnte und wollte nicht akzeptieren, dass sie aufgab, dass sie sich ihrem Schicksal ohne Gegenwehr fügte.

[1] I could not and did not want to accept that she gave up to help her fate without resistance

[1] Alle Spuren der Gegenwehr können bei der Ermittlung des Verbrechens helfen.

[1] All traces of the resistance can be helped

[1] „Die Älteste litt darunter, von den Jüngeren vexiert und geschädigt zu werden, während diese sich durch derartige kleine Gegenwehren von ihrer mütterlich-autoritären Übermacht distanzierten.“

[1] "The oldest suffered from being vexed and damaged by the younger ones, while this is distanced by their motherly authoritarian superiority"

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