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Is it der, die oder das Generalinspekteur?


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

The word Generalinspekteur is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Generalinspekteur?

How does the declension of Generalinspekteur 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 Generalinspekteur die Generalinspekteure
Genitive des Generalinspekteurs der Generalinspekteure
Dative dem Generalinspekteur den Generalinspekteuren
Akkusative den Generalinspekteur die Generalinspekteure

What is the meaning of Generalinspekteur in German?

Generalinspekteur is defined as:

[1] The highest ranked soldier of the Bundeswehr, the supervisor for all soldiers of the armed forces

[1] ranghöchster Soldat der Bundeswehr, der Vorgesetzter für alle Soldaten der Streitkräfte ist

How to use Generalinspekteur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalinspekteur with translations in English.

[1] „Der Generalinspekteur der Bundeswehr ist der Leitung des Bundesministeriums der Verteidigung gegenüber für die Entwicklung und Realisierung der Gesamtkonzeption der militärischen Verteidigung verantwortlich.“

[1] "The general inspector of the Bundeswehr is responsible for the development and implementation of the overall concept of military defense" to the head of the Federal Ministry of Defense "

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