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Is it der, die oder das Abfangen?


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

The word Abfangen 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 Abfangen?

How does the declension of Abfangen 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 Abfangen
Genitive des Abfangens
Dative dem Abfangen
Akkusative das Abfangen

What is the meaning of Abfangen in German?

Abfangen is defined as:

[1] process in which something is intercepted

[1] Vorgang, in dem etwas abgefangen wird

How to use Abfangen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abfangen with translations in English.

[1] „Trägerschnecken sind getrenntgeschlechtliche Bandzüngler mit wohlentwickeltem Kristallstiel im Magen und einer auf das Abfangen von Detritus spezialisierten Mantelhöhle.“

[1] "Carrier snails are separate -sexed band fertilizers with well -developed crystal stems in the stomach and a mantle cavity specializing in the interception of detritus"

[1] „Die Luftwaffe fliegt ihre Übungen zum Abfangen von Zivilflugzeugen nach dem Unfall über dem Sauerland mit zwei Toten wieder in vollem Umfang.“

[1] "The Air Force flies its exercises to intercept civil aircraft after the accident above the Sauerland with two dead again in full extent"

[1] „Das Abfangen von Flugzeugen gehöre zur Dauereinsatzaufgabe der Luftwaffe und müsse dementsprechend auch geübt werden.“

[1] "The interception of airplanes is part of the permanent use of the Air Force and must be practiced accordingly"

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