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Is it der, die oder das Gestank?


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

The word Gestank 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 Gestank?

How does the declension of Gestank 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 Gestank
Genitive des Gestanks des Gestankes
Dative dem Gestank dem Gestanke
Akkusative den Gestank

What is the meaning of Gestank in German?

Gestank is defined as:

[1] Unpleasant, unpleasant smell reinforced stank

[1] übler, unangenehmer Geruch; verstärktes stank

How to use Gestank in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gestank with translations in English.

[1] Dieser Gestank ist unausstehlich.

[1] This stench is obvious

[1] Verfaulte Eier verströmen einen unerträglichen Gestank.

[1] rotten eggs exude an unbearable stamp

[1] „Den Besuchern schlagen das Dröhnen der Schmieden und der Gestank von Tausend Misthaufen entgegen.“

[1] "The visitors beat the roar of the forging and the stench of a thousand dung heap"

[1] „Doch sie brauchten nicht lange, um der Armut, dem Gestank und dem Elend zu begegnen.“

[1] "But they didn't take long to meet poverty, stench and misery" to meet "

[1] „Der Gestank allein könnte einen Plazebo-Effekt auslösen wie der Anblick eines Stethoskops."

[1] "The stench could trigger a placebo effect like the sight of a stethoscope"

[1] „Hier ist die frische Meeresluft mit dem Gestank von Abfällen vermischt.“

[1] "Here the fresh sea air is mixed with the stench of waste"

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