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Is it der, die oder das Generalstreik?


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

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

The declination 2 (Singular 2, Plural 2) is rarely used

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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 Generalstreik?

How does the declension of Generalstreik 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 1 Singular 2 Plural 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Generalstreik der Generalstreik die Generalstreiks die Generalstreike
Genitive des Generalstreiks des Generalstreikes des Generalstreiks der Generalstreiks der Generalstreike
Dative dem Generalstreik dem Generalstreik dem Generalstreike den Generalstreiks den Generalstreiken
Akkusative den Generalstreik den Generalstreik die Generalstreiks die Generalstreike

What is the meaning of Generalstreik in German?

Generalstreik is defined as:

[1] Strike of all employees of a state

[1] Streik aller Arbeitnehmer eines Staates

How to use Generalstreik in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalstreik with translations in English.

[1] „Reisende nach Italien müssen sich auf Behinderungen einstellen. Die italienischen Gewerkschaften haben für den 29. November zu einem Generalstreik aufgerufen.“

[1] "Travelers to Italy must adjust to disabilities The Italian unions have called for a general strike for November 29th."

[1] „Die Betriebe arbeiten nicht, der Generalstreik mit unbestimmter Dauer ist verkündet.“

[1] "The companies do not work, the general strike with an indefinite duration is announced"

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