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Is it der, die oder das Abflug?


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

The word Abflug 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 Abflug?

How does the declension of Abflug 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 Abflug die Abflüge
Genitive des Abflugs des Abfluges der Abflüge
Dative dem Abflug dem Abfluge den Abflügen
Akkusative den Abflug die Abflüge

What is the meaning of Abflug in German?

Abflug has various definitions in German:

[1] Aviation: The starting time of an aircraft provided according to the flight plan

[1] Luftfahrt: die nach Flugplan vorgesehene Startzeit eines Luftfahrzeuges

[2] Starting and flying away an aircraft

[2] das Starten und Wegfliegen eines Luftfahrzeuges

[3] Ornithology: Dripping from train birds

[3] Ornithologie: das Wegfliegen von Zugvögeln

How to use Abflug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abflug with translations in English.

[1] Abflug: 08:20 Uhr.

[1] Departure: 08:20 Uhr!

[1] Der Abflug verzögert sich um eine Stunde.

[1] The departure is delayed by an hour

[1] „Das Sonderbare geschah genau eine halbe Stunde vor Abflug der Maschine, als Elisabeth sich zu ihrem Gate aufmachte, das sie sich sorgfältig eingeprägt hatte.“[1]

[1] "The strange happened exactly half an hour before the machine departure, when Elisabeth opened up to your gate she had carefully impressed" [1]

[1] „Ich hatte mich für den Abflug am 9. Januar entschieden.“[2]

[1] "I had decided on the departure on 9. January." [2]

[2] Meine Damen und Herren, bitte bereiten Sie sich auf den Abflug vor!

[2] Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare for the departure

[3] Die Weißstörche sammeln sich zum Abflug gen Süden.

[3] The white storks collect the south at the departure

How do you pronounce Abflug?

Abflug (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Abflug

[2] Abflug einer Boeing 747-400
[2] Abflug einer Boeing 747-400

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