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Is it der, die oder das Abfall?


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

The word Abfall 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 Abfall?

How does the declension of Abfall 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 Abfall die Abfälle
Genitive des Abfalls des Abfalles der Abfälle
Dative dem Abfall dem Abfalle den Abfällen
Akkusative den Abfall die Abfälle

What is the meaning of Abfall in German?

Abfall has various definitions in German:

Home economy, economy: the remainder remaining when using or processing (also in the transmitted sense)

[1] Hauswirtschaft, Wirtschaft: der bei der Verwendung oder Verarbeitung übrig gebliebene Rest (auch im übertragenen Sinn)

[2] Politics, Religion: The (inconspicuous) dwindle the connection - or the (explicit) loss of - a teaching, religion, political party or direction

[2] Politik, Religion: das (unauffällige) Schwinden der Verbindung zu – oder die (ausdrückliche) Lossagung von – einer Lehre, Religion, politischen Partei oder Richtung

[3] Terrain: Strong sloping inclination in the terrain profile

[3] Geländeform: starke abfallende Neigung im Geländeprofil

[4] The decrease, the smaller of a value

[4] die Abnahme, das Geringerwerden eines Wertes

How to use Abfall in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abfall with translations in English.

[1] Kannst du bitte den Abfall nach unten bringen?

[1] Can you please take the drop down

[1] Nach manchem Abfall werden wir uns recken, um Wertstoffe zu entdecken, wenn die Rohstoffe verrecken.

[1] After some waste, we will stretch out to discover recyclables when the raw materials are dizzying

[1] „Die sogenannten banalen Abfälle sind mit den Haushaltsabfällen zu vergleichen, kommen jedoch aus der Industrie.“[1]

[1] "The so-called banal waste must be compared with the household waste, but come from the Industrie." [1]

[2] Sein Meinungswandel kam einem Abfall von seinem Glauben gleich.

[2] His opinion was a waste of his faith same

[2] „O Gott, halt uns bei dieser Lehr, dem Irrtum und dem Abfall wehr!“[2]

[2] "O God, keep us with this teaching, the mistake and the waste weir!" [2]

[3] Dann folgt ein steiler Abfall im Gelände.

[3] Then follows a steep drop in the premises

[4] Mit diesem Abfall der Turbinenleistung hat der Hersteller nicht gerechnet.

[4] With this drop in turbine performance, the manufacturer did not meet

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Pictures or photos of Abfall

[1] Ein Mülllaster entlädt Abfall
[1] Ein Mülllaster entlädt Abfall
[3] Ein steiler Hügel, der von rechts nach links abfällt und somit einen starken Abfall aufweist
[3] Ein steiler Hügel, der von rechts nach links abfällt und somit einen starken Abfall aufweist

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