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Is it der, die oder das Gesprächspartner?


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

The word Gesprächspartner 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 Gesprächspartner?

How does the declension of Gesprächspartner 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 Gesprächspartner die Gesprächspartner
Genitive des Gesprächspartners der Gesprächspartner
Dative dem Gesprächspartner den Gesprächspartnern
Akkusative den Gesprächspartner die Gesprächspartner

What is the meaning of Gesprächspartner in German?

Gesprächspartner is defined as:

[1] A person who is in conversation with (one) others

[1] eine Person, die sich mit (einer) anderen im Gespräch befindet

How to use Gesprächspartner in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gesprächspartner with translations in English.

[1] „Es gibt tatsächlich auch Leute, die ihren Gesprächspartner im Eifer am Anzugsknopf festhalten und so lange damit spielen, bis er abgedreht ist.“

[1] "There are actually people who hold their conversation partner at the suit button in the zeal and play with it until he turns off"

[1] „In acht Gruppen bearbeiteten die Jugendlichen verschiedene Fragen, etwa wie türkisch-deutsche Familien ihre Mehrsprachigkeit erleben oder wie die eigene Sprache auf den Gesprächspartner wirkt.“

[1] "In eight groups, the young people worked on various questions, such as how Turkish-German families experience their multilingualism or how their own language affects the interlocutor"

[1] „Es kommt vor, dass er das letzte Wort des Gesprächspartners wie ein Echo wiederholt, als Ausdruck von Höflichkeit, und um die Rede des anderen nicht ohne Antwort zu lassen.“

[1] "It happens that he repeats the last word of the conversation partner like an echo, as an expression of courtesy, and so as not to leave the other's speech without an answer"

[1] „Da es in der Stadt keine Gelehrtenzirkel und Salons gab, lernte Schlegel nur wenige anregende Gesprächspartner kennen.“

[1] "Since there were no circles and salons in the city, Schlegel met only a few stimulating conversation partners"

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