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Is it der, die oder das Gegenwert?


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

The word Gegenwert 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 Gegenwert?

How does the declension of Gegenwert 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 Gegenwert die Gegenwerte
Genitive des Gegenwertes des Gegenwerts der Gegenwerte
Dative dem Gegenwert dem Gegenwerte den Gegenwerten
Akkusative den Gegenwert die Gegenwerte

What is the meaning of Gegenwert in German?

Gegenwert is defined as:

[1] Something that can be seen as an equivalent replacement for something else

[1] etwas, was als gleichwertiger Ersatz für etwas anderes angesehen werden kann

How to use Gegenwert in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenwert with translations in English.

[1] Für seinen Aufwand erhielt er keinen entsprechenden Gegenwert.

[1] He received no corresponding equivalent for his effort

[1] „Der Lohn für Brews Tätigkeit wurde hier auf 36 Unzen Gold im Gegenwert von 129 Pfund Sterling und 12 Schilling festgelegt, knapp 65 Prozent des Jahresgehalts eines lokalen DC.“

[1] "The reward for Brew's activity was set here on 36 ounces of gold with the equivalent of £ 129 Sterling and 12 Schilling, almost 65 percent of the annual salary of a local DCU"

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