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Is it der, die oder das Gunst?


The correct article in German of Gunst is die. So it is die Gunst! (nominative case)

The word Gunst is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Gunst?

How does the declension of Gunst 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 die Gunst
Genitive der Gunst
Dative der Gunst
Akkusative die Gunst

What is the meaning of Gunst in German?

Gunst has various definitions in German:

[1] Preferred, benevolence, the weight

[1] die Bevorzugung, das Wohlwollen, die Gewogenheit

[2] The fulfillment of a wish, a request

[2] die Erfüllung eines Wunsches, einer Bitte

[3] A good opportunity, a happy fact

[3] eine gute Gelegenheit, ein glücklicher Umstand

How to use Gunst in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gunst with translations in English.

[1] 1864 errang er die Gunst des bayrischen Königs Ludwig II., der seine Schulden bezahlte und ihn auch weiterhin unterstützte.

In 1864 he won the favor of the Bavarian King Ludwig IIÄ, who paid for his debts and continued to support him.

[1] Nicht Aureliens Tod, sondern nur die als gräßlich und entsetzlich erscheinende Art desselben hatte mich in den ersten Augenblicken so tief erschüttert; aber wie bald erkannte ich, daß die Gunst der ewigen Macht sie das Höchste bestehen ließ!

[1] not Aurelia's death, but only the manner that appears as horrible and horrific had me in the first moments so deeply shaken but how soon I realized that the favor of eternal power she lets the highest existence

[1] Damit führen sie immer noch deutlich in der Gunst der Wähler, allerdings schwindet die Unterstützung momentan wöchentlich.

[1] They still lead significantly in the favor of voters, but the support is currently disappearing weekly

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