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Is it der, die oder das Gegner?


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

The word Gegner 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 Gegner?

How does the declension of Gegner 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 Gegner die Gegner
Genitive des Gegners der Gegner
Dative dem Gegner den Gegnern
Akkusative den Gegner die Gegner

What is the meaning of Gegner in German?

Gegner is defined as:

[1] Person or institution / organization pursuing opposing interests

[1] Person oder Institution/Organisation, die gegenteilige Interessen verfolgt

How to use Gegner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gegner with translations in English.

[1] Der Gegner von Hannover 96 war diesmal der 1. FC Köln.

[1] The opponent of Hannover 96 this time was 1. FC Köln.

[1] „Entgegen den Beteuerungen der romfreundlichen Autoren, die den 2. Römisch-Karthagischen Krieg als ein Ringen zwischen zwei gleich starken Gegnern darstellen, war die Disproportion zwischen den Beteiligten groß.“[1]

[1] "Contrary to the assertions of the Rome-friendly authors who portray the 2. Roman-Carthaginian War as a struggle between two equally strong opponents, the disproportion between the participants was great." [1]

[1] „Es ist für viele wahlentscheidend, auf welchen Gegner sich die präferierte Partei einlassen würde.“[2]

[1] "For many, it is crucial which opponent the preferred party would get involved in ." [2]

[1] „Seine Idee hatte viele Gegner, vor allem unter den Kongressabgeordneten aus dem landwirtschaftlich geprägten Süden.“[3]

[1] "His idea had many opponents, especially among the congressmen from the agricultural south." [3]

How do you pronounce Gegner?

Gegner (Österreich)

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