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Is it der, die oder das Generalverdacht?


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

The word Generalverdacht 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 Generalverdacht?

How does the declension of Generalverdacht 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 Generalverdacht
Genitive des Generalverdachts des Generalverdachtes
Dative dem Generalverdacht
Akkusative den Generalverdacht

What is the meaning of Generalverdacht in German?

Generalverdacht is defined as:

[1] Assumption that something is wrong or illegal because the suspect lists a group who is trusted or has already been proven

[1] Vermutung, dass sich etwas falsch verhält oder ungesetzlich ist, weil der Verdächtige einer Gruppe zugehört, der dieses Verhalten zugetraut wird oder bereits nachgewiesen wurde

How to use Generalverdacht in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Generalverdacht with translations in English.

[1] „Die Stadt verwahrte sich dagegen, für Umtriebe von Neonazis unter Generalverdacht gestellt zu werden.“

[1] "The city, on the other hand, stood up to be put under general suspicion for activities of neo -Nazis"

[1] „Bei einem nennenswerten Teil der Bevölkerung steht der politmediale Komplex unter Generalverdacht.“

[1] "In a noteworthy part of the population, the political media is complex under General suspicion"

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