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Is it der, die oder das Abdruck?


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

The word Abdruck 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 Abdruck?

How does the declension of Abdruck 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Abdruck die Abdrücke die Abdrucke
Genitive des Abdrucks des Abdruckes der Abdrücke der Abdrucke
Dative dem Abdruck dem Abdrucke den Abdrücken den Abdrucken
Akkusative den Abdruck die Abdrücke die Abdrucke

What is the meaning of Abdruck in German?

Abdruck has various definitions in German:

[1] Plural 1: The pressing of a harder object into a softer

[1] Plural 1: das Abdrücken eines härteren Gegenstandes in einen weicheren

[2] Plural 2: The printing of a printing body or a print form (Zäb B. on a substance to be printed)

[2] Plural 2: das Abdrucken eines Druckkörpers oder einer Druckform (z. B. auf einen zu bedruckenden Stoff)

[3] Only Singular: The printing of a picture in a print medium

[3] nur Singular: das Abdrucken z. B. eines Bildes in einem Printmedium

How to use Abdruck in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abdruck with translations in English.

[1] Schon wieder schwarze Abdrücke auf dem Teppich.

[1] Black impressions on the carpet again

[1] „An der Stelle, wo früher der Tisch gestanden hat, ist jetzt kein Tisch mehr, aber dort, wo seine Beine waren, sieht man immer noch die vier Abdrücke im Fußboden.“

[1] "At the point where the table used to be, there is no more table, but where his legs were, you can still see the four prints in the floor"

[2] Die Abdrucke müssen noch sortiert werden.

[2] The prints still have to be sorted

[3] Der Abdruck dieses Fotos ist nicht gestattet.

[3] The impression of this photo is not permitted

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