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Is it der, die oder das Abfindung?


The correct article in German of Abfindung is die. So it is die Abfindung! (nominative case)

The word Abfindung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Abfindung?

How does the declension of Abfindung 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 die Abfindung die Abfindungen
Genitive der Abfindung der Abfindungen
Dative der Abfindung den Abfindungen
Akkusative die Abfindung die Abfindungen

What is the meaning of Abfindung in German?

Abfindung has various definitions in German:

[1] Payment of compensation for the resignation from the workplace

[1] Entschädigungszahlung für den Rücktritt vom Arbeitsplatz

[2] In court: financial allowance

[2] vor Gericht: finanzielle Aufwandsentschädigung

How to use Abfindung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abfindung with translations in English.

[1] Die Manageretage hat üppige Abfindungen erhalten.

[1] The management days have received lush severance payments

[1] Ohne Abfindung geh ich sowieso nicht.

[1] I don't go without compensation anyway

[1] „Sie hatte den Auftrag erhalten, die Namen derer bekanntzugeben, die das dreißigste Lebensjahr überschritten hatten und geneigt waren, mit zweihundert Scudi das Haus zu verlassen.“

[1] "She had received the order to announce the names of those who had exceeded the age of thirty and were inclined to leave the house with two hundred Scudi"

[2] Das Gericht verurteilte den Angeklagten zur Zahlung einer angemessenen Abfindung.

[2] The court sentenced the accused to pay an appropriate severance payment

How do you pronounce Abfindung?

Abfindung (Österreich)

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