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Is it der, die oder das Generalprobe?


The correct article in German of Generalprobe is die. So it is die Generalprobe! (nominative case)

The word Generalprobe is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Generalprobe?

How does the declension of Generalprobe 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 die Generalprobe die Generalproben
Genitive der Generalprobe der Generalproben
Dative der Generalprobe den Generalproben
Akkusative die Generalprobe die Generalproben

What is the meaning of Generalprobe in German?

Generalprobe is defined as:

[1] Last rehearsal before the premiere under performance conditions

[1] letzte Probe vor der Premiere unter Aufführungsbedingungen

How to use Generalprobe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalprobe with translations in English.

[1] Die Generalprobe ist für Samstag angesetzt. Am Sonntag findet die Premiere statt.

[1] The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday. The premiere takes place on Sunday.

[1] „Bei den letzten Proben und der Generalprobe vor dem großen Tag teilte der zugezogene und dann probeweise sich langsam öffnende Vorhang die ganze Welt für ihn in zwei Teile.“

[1] "In the last rehearsals and the dress rehearsal before the big day, the attributed and then sophisticated slowly opened curtain the whole world for him in two parts" "

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