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Is it der, die oder das Abendessen?


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

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

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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 Abendessen?

How does the declension of Abendessen 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 Abendessen die Abendessen
Genitive des Abendessens der Abendessen
Dative dem Abendessen den Abendessen
Akkusative das Abendessen die Abendessen

What is the meaning of Abendessen in German?

Abendessen is defined as:

[1] (in parts of North and East Germany as well as in Switzerland warm) meal, which is consumed at the end of the day

[1] (in Teilen Nord- und Ostdeutschlands sowie in der Schweiz warme) Mahlzeit, die zu Tagesende verzehrt wird

How to use Abendessen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abendessen with translations in English.

[1] Zum Abendessen gibt es heute einen besonders guten Wein.

[1] For dinner there is a particularly good wine today

[1] Während des Abendessens möchten wir nicht gestört werden.

[1] We don't want to be disturbed during dinner.

[1] Die Abendessen fallen bei uns nicht so reichhaltig aus wie die anderen Mahlzeiten.

[1] The evening meals are not as rich as the other meals.

[1] „Die abendlichen Wanderungen hatten mir einen ordentlichen Muskelkater beschert, und so war ich heilfroh, dass ich zu meinem Abendessen mit Ton nicht auch noch radeln musste.“[2]

[1] "The evening hikes had given me a lot of sore muscles, so I was very glad that I didn't have to cycle to my evening meal with Ton."[2]

[1] „Es macht ihm anscheinend nichts aus, daß er zum Frühstück Kaffee-Ersatz trinken und sich beim Abendessen mit Schwarzbrot in Wasser begnügen muß.“[3]

[1] "It doesn't seem to bother him that he has to drink coffee substitutes for breakfast and has to be content with black bread in water for dinner."[3]

[1] „Das Abendessen war kurz und lief ab wie gewohnt.“[4]

[1] "The dinner was short and ran as of usual k" [4]

[1] „Bevor er zum Abendessen ging, blätterte er gedankenverloren in Ruges Text.“[5]

[1] "Before he went to dinner, he flaked thoughtlessly in Rukes Text." [5]

[1] „Ein Abendessen mit einem befreundeten Verlagsvertreter veränderte alles.“[6]

[1] "A dinner with a friend who was a publisher representative changed everything."[6]

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