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Is it der, die oder das Gemeinderat?


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

The word Gemeinderat 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 Gemeinderat?

How does the declension of Gemeinderat 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 Gemeinderat die Gemeinderäte
Genitive des Gemeinderats des Gemeinderates der Gemeinderäte
Dative dem Gemeinderat dem Gemeinderate den Gemeinderäten
Akkusative den Gemeinderat die Gemeinderäte

What is the meaning of Gemeinderat in German?

Gemeinderat has various definitions in German:

[1] Politics: Organ with executive tasks that a community represents

[1] Politik: Organ mit exekutiven Aufgaben, das eine Gemeinde vertritt

[2] Politics: Member of the local council

[2] Politik: Mitglied des Gemeinderats

How to use Gemeinderat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gemeinderat with translations in English.

[1] „Der Gemeinderat kann zur Erleichterung seiner Aufgaben vorberatende Ausschüsse einsetzen.“

[1] "The municipal council can use preparatory committees to facilitate its tasks"

[1] „Der Gemeinderat jedoch hält an der Hotelanlage fest: Einstimmig votierten die Kommunalpolitiker dafür, die Planungen fortzusetzen.“

[1] "However, the local council states at the hotel complex: the local politicians unanimously voted in favor of continuing the planning" "

[1] „Er ist Mitglied im Gemeinderat und im Vorstand der evangelischen Kirchengemeinde; gelegentlich hält er die Sonntagspredigt, weil der Pfarrer frühzeitig senil und unfähig geworden ist.“

[1] "He is a member of the municipal council and on the board of the Evangelical parishes occasionally, he holds the Sunday sermon because the pastor has become senil and unable at an early stage"

[2] „Hier konterte Gemeinderat Hans-Peter Wich mit dem Argument, dass auch bei einer Kreditaufnahme letztlich noch ein gewisser Ertrag erwirtschaftet werden könne.“

[2] "Here, the municipal council countered Hans-Peter with the argument that a certain income can ultimately be generated even when borrowing can be generated"

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