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Is it der, die oder das Generalsekretär?


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

The word Generalsekretär 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 Generalsekretär?

How does the declension of Generalsekretär 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 Generalsekretär die Generalsekretäre
Genitive des Generalsekretärs des Generalsekretäres der Generalsekretäre
Dative dem Generalsekretär den Generalsekretären
Akkusative den Generalsekretär die Generalsekretäre

What is the meaning of Generalsekretär in German?

Generalsekretär is defined as:

[1] Management of the administration of an organization, such as a party, an association or an international organization

[1] Führungskraft der Verwaltung einer Organisation, wie einer Partei, eines Verbands oder einer internationalen Organisation

How to use Generalsekretär in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalsekretär with translations in English.

[1] Hubertus Heil war von 2005 bis 2009 Generalsekretär der SPD.

[1] Hubertus Heil was General Secretary of the SPD from 2005 to 2009

[1] „Generalsekretär Anders Fogh Rasmussen plädierte bei der Sicherheitskonferenz in München für neue Partnerschaften mit Ländern wie China, Indien und Pakistan.“

[1] "General Secretary Anders Fogh Rasmussen advocated new partnerships with countries such as China, India and Pakistanese at the security conference in Munich"

[1] „›Was liegt, das pickt‹, sagt ÖVP-Generalsekretär Gernot Blümel zum Koalitionspakt – und daran müssten sich jetzt beide Regierungsparteien halten.“

[1] "" What lies, that pets ", says ÖVP general secretary Gernot Blümel to the coalition pact-and both government parties should now hold on that"

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