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Is it der, die oder das Generalintendant?


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

The word Generalintendant 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 Generalintendant?

How does the declension of Generalintendant 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 Generalintendant die Generalintendanten
Genitive des Generalintendanten der Generalintendanten
Dative dem Generalintendanten den Generalintendanten
Akkusative den Generalintendanten die Generalintendanten

What is the meaning of Generalintendant in German?

Generalintendant has various definitions in German:

[1] The main manager of a theater, a broadcasting company, opera or the like

[1] hauptverantwortlicher Leiter eines Theaters, einer Rundfunkanstalt, Oper oder Ähnliches

[2] "Boss of the Field Dintantary System in the First World War", which headed "the catering system of the field army"

[2] „Chef des Feldintendanturwesens im Ersten Weltkrieg“, der „das Verpflegungswesen des Feldheeres“ leitete

How to use Generalintendant in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalintendant with translations in English.

[1] „So wie Goethe der Stoff sechs Jahrzehnte lang nicht losließ, scheint auch der neue Weimarer Generalintendant von seiner Komplexität fasziniert.“

[1] "Just as Goethe did not let go of the material for six decades, the new Weimar general director of its complexity also seems fascinated"



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