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Is it der, die oder das Abbau?


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

The word Abbau is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Abbau?

How does the declension of Abbau 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 Abbau die Abbaue
Genitive des Abbaus des Abbaues der Abbaue
Dative dem Abbau dem Abbaue den Abbauen
Akkusative den Abbau die Abbaue

What is the meaning of Abbau in German?

Abbau has various definitions in German:

[1] The removal, the dismantling of structural and other (also temporarily erected) technical or artificial systems, facilities, buildings and the like

[1] die Beseitigung, der Rückbau von baulichen und anderen (auch zeitweilig errichteten) technischen oder künstlichen Anlagen, Einrichtungen, Aufbauten und Ähnlichem

[2] Mining, engineering geological: The extraction of raw materials, building materials primarily through mining and similar technologies

[2] Bergbau, ingenieurgeologisch: die Gewinnung von Rohstoffen, Baustoffen vor allem durch Bergbau und ähnliche Technologien

[3] Above all, also transferred: the reduction, elimination, reduction of stocks

[3] vor allem auch übertragen: die Verringerung, Beseitigung, Minderung von Beständen

[4] Chemistry, biology, economy: The transition from more complex to simpler structures and forms, conversion to lower valuable conditions or qualities

[4] Chemie, Biologie, Wirtschaft: der Übergang von komplexeren zu einfacheren Strukturen und Formen, die Umwandlung zu geringer wertigen Zuständen oder Qualitäten

[5] Apart from a location in the 19oon century, the settler position on private land, but without agricultural areas of the plural: dismantling

[5] abseits einer Ortslage im 19. Jahrhundert entstandene Siedlerstelle auf privatem Grund und Boden, jedoch ohne landwirtschaftliche Nutzflächen ; Plural: Abbaue

How to use Abbau in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abbau with translations in English.

[1] Auf den Verkauf der veralteten Fabrik erfolgte der komplette Abbau. Die Einzelteile wurden später nach China verkauft.

[1] At the sale of the outdated factory, the complete mining took place. The individual parts were later sold to China.

[2] „Der Abbau von Steinkohle ist seit dem 9. Jahrhundert in England bekannt.“

[2] "The breakdown of hard coal has been known in England since the 9th century."

[3] Die kommende Wirtschaftskrise könnte in vielen Unternehmen zum Abbau von Personal führen.

[3] The upcoming economic crisis could lead to the reduction of personnel in many companies

[4] „Die Zersetzung organischer Stoffe durch Saprobionten bzw. deren Enzyme, der Abfälle dem natürlichen Stoffkreislauf zuführt, wird auch allgemein biologischer Abbau genannt.“

[4] "The decomposition of organic substances by sewing or their enzymes, which feeds waste to the natural material cycle, is also mentioned in general biological degradation."

[5] Abbau zu Boizenburg , Abbaue zu Scharnebeck

[5] Developed to Boizenburg, dismantling to Scharnebeck

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Pictures or photos of Abbau

[2] Abbau von Kohle im Tagebau
[2] Abbau von Kohle im Tagebau

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