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Is it der, die oder das Abfluss?


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

The word Abfluss is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Abfluss?

How does the declension of Abfluss 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 Abfluss die Abflüsse
Genitive des Abflusses der Abflüsse
Dative dem Abfluss dem Abflusse den Abflüssen
Akkusative den Abfluss die Abflüsse

What is the meaning of Abfluss in German?

Abfluss has various definitions in German:

[1] that which flows off

[1] dasjenige, was abfließt

[2] Technology: device, device that allows liquids to be drained from containers

[2] Technik: Einrichtung, Vorrichtung, die eine Ableitung von Flüssigkeiten aus Behältern zulässt

[3] Geography, hydrology: part of the precipitation in the water cycle, which flows above and below ground into oceans and basins without drainage

[3] Geografie, Hydrologie: ein Teil des Niederschlages im Wasserkreislauf, der oberirdisch und unterirdisch in Ozeane und abflusslose Becken abfließt

How to use Abfluss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abfluss with translations in English.

[1] Der Abfluss wurde immer schwächer.

[1] The drain became weaker and weaker

[2] Der Abfluss befindet sich unterhalb des Beckens.

[2] The drain is located below the basin.

[3] Der oberirdische Abfluss beträgt 25%.

[3] The above-ground discharge is 25% .

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