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Is it der, die oder das Gegenzug?


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

The word Gegenzug 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 Gegenzug?

How does the declension of Gegenzug 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 Gegenzug die Gegenzüge
Genitive des Gegenzuges des Gegenzugs der Gegenzüge
Dative dem Gegenzug dem Gegenzuge den Gegenzügen
Akkusative den Gegenzug die Gegenzüge

What is the meaning of Gegenzug in German?

Gegenzug has various definitions in German:

[1] Railway procession that runs on the same route in the opposite direction

[1] Eisenbahnzug, der auf gleicher Strecke in Gegenrichtung verkehrt

[2] Train of a game partner in response to his own train

[2] Zug eines Spielpartners als Reaktion auf einen eigenen Zug

[3] Reaction of a page to the previous action on the other side

[3] Reaktion einer Seite auf die vorhergehende Handlung der anderen Seite

How to use Gegenzug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegenzug with translations in English.

[1] Der Gegenzug war ganz pünktlich.

[1] The return train was very punctual

[2] Mit dem Gegenzug entschied er das Spiel zu seinen Gunsten.

[2] With the return he decided the game in his favorite

[3] „Im Gegenzug wurden die ersten vier von acht politischen Häftlingen entlassen.“

[3] "In return, the first four out of eight political prisoners were dismissed"

[3] „Im Gegenzug schrieb Val einen Beschwerdebrief an den Gemeinderat.“

[3] "In return, Val wrote a letter of complaint to the municipal office"

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