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Is it der, die oder das Generalstab?


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

The word Generalstab 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 Generalstab?

How does the declension of Generalstab 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 Generalstab die Generalstäbe
Genitive des Generalstabes des Generalstabs der Generalstäbe
Dative dem Generalstab dem Generalstabe den Generalstäben
Akkusative den Generalstab die Generalstäbe

What is the meaning of Generalstab in German?

Generalstab is defined as:

[1] Oberest military advisory committee

[1] oberstes militärisches Beratungsgremium

How to use Generalstab in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalstab with translations in English.

[1] „Währenddessen rangen Generalstab und Reichskanzlei um letzte Entscheidungen.“

[1] "In the meantime

[1] „Hier saß der Generalstab der Luftwaffe für die Westfront.“

[1] "Here the general staff of the Air Force sat for the Western Fronto"

[1] „Im November 1944 segnete Stalin den Angriffsplan des sowjetischen Generalstabs ab.“

[1] "In November 1944, Stalin blessed the attack plan of the Soviet General Staff" "

[1] „Der Generalstab der 7. Flotte hatte mittlerweile sein Hauptquartier in La Baule bezogen.“

[1] "The general staff of the 7Ä fleet had now moved into its headquarters in La Baule."

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