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Is it der, die oder das Abfuhr?


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

The word Abfuhr 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 Abfuhr?

How does the declension of Abfuhr 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 Abfuhr die Abfuhren
Genitive der Abfuhr der Abfuhren
Dative der Abfuhr den Abfuhren
Akkusative die Abfuhr die Abfuhren

What is the meaning of Abfuhr in German?

Abfuhr has various definitions in German:

[1] driving away, removing something

[1] das Wegfahren, Abtransportieren von etwas

[2] Connection system: early demolition of a canteen

[2] Verbindungswesen: vorzeitiger Abbruch einer Mensur

[3] A rejection, defeat

[3] eine Zurückweisung, Niederlage

How to use Abfuhr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abfuhr with translations in English.

[1] Für die Abfuhr des Sperrmülls müssen wir 40 Euro bezahlen.

[1] For the removal of the bulky waste, we have to pay 40 euros

[2] Verhält sich ein Paukant nicht nach den vorgeschriebenen Regeln, wird eine Abfuhr erklärt.

[2] If a timpan does not behave according to the prescribed rules, a removal is declared

[3] Mit einem riesigen Blumenstrauß erschien er bei seiner Angebeteten, aber er erhielt nur eine Abfuhr.

[3] With a huge bouquet of flowers, he appeared to his worshiped one, but he only received a removal

[3] „Als Mitsotakis kürzlich mit der Kanzlerin in Berlin redete, erhielt also auch er eine Abfuhr.“

[3] "When Mitsotakis recently talked to the Chancellor in Berlin, he also received a removal" "

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