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Is it der, die oder das Golfkrieg?


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

The word Golfkrieg 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 Golfkrieg?

How does the declension of Golfkrieg 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 Golfkrieg die Golfkriege
Genitive des Golfkrieges des Golfkriegs der Golfkriege
Dative dem Golfkrieg dem Golfkriege den Golfkriegen
Akkusative den Golfkrieg die Golfkriege

What is the meaning of Golfkrieg in German?

Golfkrieg is defined as:

[1] Military discussion on the Persian Golf

[1] militärische Auseinandersetzung am Persischen Golf

[1a] in 1980–1988, between Iraq and Iran

[1a] in den Jahren 1980–1988, zwischen dem Irak und dem Iran

[1b] in 1990/91, between Iraq on the one hand and Kuwait, the USA and other allies on the other hand

[1b] in den Jahren 1990/91, zwischen dem Irak einerseits und Kuwait, den USA und weiteren Verbündeten andererseits

[1c] in 2003, between Iraq and the USA with allies

[1c] im Jahr 2003, zwischen dem Irak und den USA mit Verbündeten

How to use Golfkrieg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Golfkrieg with translations in English.



[1b] „Nach dem zweiten Golfkrieg verpflichtete 1991 die UN-Resolution 687 den Irak seine Massenvernichtungswaffen zu zerstören.“

[1b] "After the second Gulf War, the UN Resolution 687 committed Iraq to destroy its weapons of mass destruction in 1991"



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