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Is it der, die oder das Regierungschef?


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

The word Regierungschef 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 Regierungschef?

How does the declension of Regierungschef 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 Regierungschef die Regierungschefs
Genitive des Regierungschefs der Regierungschefs
Dative dem Regierungschef den Regierungschefs
Akkusative den Regierungschef die Regierungschefs

What is the meaning of Regierungschef in German?

Regierungschef is defined as:

[1] Politics: Politicians who heads the government of a state

[1] Politik: Politiker, der der Regierung eines Staates vorsteht

How to use Regierungschef in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Regierungschef with translations in English.

[1] Nicht immer ist der Regierungschef auch Staatsoberhaupt.

[1] The head of government is not always the head of state

[1] In manchem parlamentarischen Regierungssystem wird auch die Funktion des Staatsoberhaupts vom parlamentarisch bestimmten Regierungschef ausgeübt.

[1] In some parliamentary government system, the function of the head of state is also carried out by the parliamentary head of government

[1] Djukanovic, der schon in den neunziger Jahren mehrmals Regierungschef war, hatte von sich aus angeboten, vor der italienischen Justiz auszusagen.

[1] Djukanovic, who had been head of government several times in the 1990s, had offered to say before the Italian judiciary

[1] Die konservative Mehrheit der Staats- und Regierungschefs hat sich auf dem EU-Gipfel in Brüssel dagegen ausgesprochen, mehr Staatsgeld in die Märkte zu pumpen.

[1] The conservative majority of heads of state and government, on the other hand, spoke out at the EU summit in Brussels to pump more state money into the markets

[1] „Beide Regierungschefs setzen sich damit gegen massive Widerstände in Kabinett, Parlament und bei der Bevölkerung durch.“

[1] "Both heads of government sit down against massive resistance in cabinet, parliament and the population"

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