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Is it der, die oder das Reaktion?


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

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

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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 Reaktion?

How does the declension of Reaktion 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 Reaktion die Reaktionen
Genitive der Reaktion der Reaktionen
Dative der Reaktion den Reaktionen
Akkusative die Reaktion die Reaktionen

What is the meaning of Reaktion in German?

Reaktion has various definitions in German:

[1] (counter) plot or effect, which follows from a previous action or stimulus

[1] (Gegen-)Handlung beziehungsweise Wirkung, die aus einer vorhergehenden Handlung oder einem Reiz folgt

[2] Chemistry: process in which one or mostly several chemical compounds are converted into others and energy is released or absorbed

[2] Chemie: Vorgang, bei dem eine oder meist mehrere chemische Verbindungen in andere umgewandelt werden und Energie freigesetzt oder aufgenommen wird

[3] Politics: Political grouping/attitude that wants to preserve the circumstances that have come and therefore reject innovations

[3] Politik: politische Gruppierung/Haltung, die hergekommene Verhältnisse bewahren will und daher Neuerungen ablehnt

How to use Reaktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Reaktion with translations in English.

[1] Die Reaktion des Publikums auf die Darbietung war überaus positiv: es gab stürmischen Beifall.

[1] The reaction of the audience to the performance was extremely positive: there was stormy applause

[1] Die Reaktion auf den Vertrauensbruch ließ nicht auf sich warten.

[1] The reaction to the fracture of trust was not a long time

[1] Wir warten jetzt auf eine Reaktion des Königshauses.

[1] We are now waiting for a reaction of the royal family

[1] Die erwartete Reaktion blieb jedoch aus.

[1] However, the expected reaction remained

[1] Müssten deine Eltern nicht mal langsam eine Reaktion zeigen?

[1] Your parents would not even have to show a reaction slowly

[1] Auf unsere Aktion am Marktplatz gab es die unterschiedlichsten Reaktionen.

[1] There were a wide variety of reactions on our campaign on the market square

[1] „Deshalb begann er mit den Leuten in der Menge zu sprechen, um ihre Reaktion zu erfahren.“

[1] "That's why he started talking to the people in the crowd to experience their reaction"

[1] „Risiken beim Einsatz gentechnisch veränderter Pflanzen sind neben einer Bedrohung der Artenvielfalt auch Nebeneffekte wie das Auftreten neuer unerwünschter Eigenschaften bei den Pflanzen, aber auch allergische Reaktionen bei den Verbrauchern.“

[1] "In addition to a threat to biodiversity, risks in the use of genetically modified plants are also side effects such as the occurrence of new undesirable properties in the plants, but also allergic reactions at the consumer" "

[1, 2] Erst mischt man die zwei Stoffe, wartet die Reaktion ab und entnimmt dann die obere Schicht des Gemisches.

[1, 2] First you mix the two fabrics, wait for the reaction and then remove the upper layer of the mixture

[2] Die Reaktion zwischen Magnesium und Kohlenstoffdioxid ist spannend.

[2] The reaction between magnesium and carbon dioxide is excited

[3] „Er hat mit seiner Rede gegen den Imperialismus und gegen die Kriegsverbrecher den erbitterten Haß der deutschen Reaktion erregt.“

[3] "With his speech against imperialism and against the war criminals, he excited the bitter hatred of the German reaction"

[3] „In den folgenden Wochen eskalierte der Kampf zwischen Revolution und Reaktion in ganz Deutschland.“

[3] "In the following weeks, the struggle between the revolution and reaction over Germanye escalated"

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