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Is it der, die oder das Abbild?


The correct article in German of Abbild is das. So it is das Abbild! (nominative case)

The word Abbild is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Abbild?

How does the declension of Abbild 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 das Abbild die Abbilder
Genitive des Abbilds des Abbildes der Abbilder
Dative dem Abbild dem Abbilde den Abbildern
Akkusative das Abbild die Abbilder

What is the meaning of Abbild in German?

Abbild is defined as:

[1] Something visual, graphic, through optical or electronic processes or symbolically represented, somewhat mapped

[1] etwas bildlich, grafisch, durch optische oder elektronische Verfahren oder symbolisch Dargestelltes, etwas Abgebildetes

How to use Abbild in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abbild with translations in English.

[1] Das Abbild ist ein Werk des Meisters Müller.

[1] The image is a work by the master Müllerä

[1] Diese Augen, dieser Mund – ein Abbild des Vaters!

[1] This eyes, this mouth - an image of the father

[1] Das innere Abbild der äußeren Realität.

[1] The inner image of the external reality

[1] Oft ist das Abbild eine mehr oder weniger gute Kopie des eigentlichen, realen Bildes realer Gegenstände, Personen oder Situationen.

[1] Often the image is a more or less good copy of the actual, real image of real objects, people or situations

[1] „Er erinnerte sich plötzlich der Strümpfe und Schuhe, die er noch in seiner Hand hielt, und ging zu dem nächsten Abbild einer der Knienden mit nackten Füßen, die ihn regungslos anschaute, als er die Gabe vor sie hinbreitete.“

[1] "He suddenly remembered the stockings and shoes that he was still holding in his hand, and went to the next image of one of the kneeling with bare feet that was motionless when he spread the gift in front of her"

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