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Is it der, die oder das Hauptkonkurrent?


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

The word Hauptkonkurrent 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 Hauptkonkurrent?

How does the declension of Hauptkonkurrent 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 Hauptkonkurrent die Hauptkonkurrenten
Genitive des Hauptkonkurrenten der Hauptkonkurrenten
Dative dem Hauptkonkurrenten den Hauptkonkurrenten
Akkusative den Hauptkonkurrenten die Hauptkonkurrenten

What is the meaning of Hauptkonkurrent in German?

Hauptkonkurrent is defined as:

[1] particularly serious competitor

[1] besonders ernst zu nehmender Mitbewerber

How to use Hauptkonkurrent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hauptkonkurrent with translations in English.

[1] „Das Unternehmen ist der nach Umsatz zweitgrößte Druckmaschinenbauer der Welt, Hauptkonkurrent ist Heidelberger Druck.“

[1] "The company is the world's second largest printing press manufacturer in the world, the main competitor is Heidelberger Druckä"

[1] „Wie viele Schweizer Industriefirmen macht Benninger auch die Erfahrung, dass ein Hauptkonkurrent mittlerweile aus China stammt.“

[1] "Like many Swiss industrial companies, Benninger also has the experience that a main competitor now comes from China"

[1] „Er und sein Hauptkonkurrent Raila Odinga gehören den größten Ethnien im Land an - Kenyatta den Kikuyu, die seit der Unabhängigkeit die kenianische Politik dominieren.“

[1] "He and his main competitor Raila Odinga belong to the largest ethnic groups in the country - Kenyatta the Kikuyu, who has dominated Kenyan politics since independence"

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