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Is it der, die oder das Abgabe?


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

The word Abgabe 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 Abgabe?

How does the declension of Abgabe 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 Abgabe die Abgaben
Genitive der Abgabe der Abgaben
Dative der Abgabe den Abgaben
Akkusative die Abgabe die Abgaben

What is the meaning of Abgabe in German?

Abgabe has various definitions in German:

[1] Law: Payments to authorities

[1] Recht: Zahlungen an Behörden

[2] Setting up substances (at collection points or sales outlets)

[2] Hinterlegen von Stoffen (bei Sammelstellen oder Verkaufsstellen)

[3] Setting up explanations, intentions, votes

[3] Hinterlegen von Erklärungen, Absichten, Stimmen

[4] Physics: passing on rays or fabrics

[4] Physik: Weitergabe von Strahlen oder Stoffen

[5] Sport: passing on a ball

[5] Sport: Weitergabe eines Balles

[6] Sport: Loss of points or table places

[6] Sport: Verlust von Punkten oder Tabellenplätzen

How to use Abgabe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abgabe with translations in English.

[1] Die Abgaben bei der Gemeinde werden zweimal jährlich eingehoben.

[1] The levies in the municipality are inserted twice a year

[1] „Der Tabakanbau wurde in manchen Ländern verboten, andererseits aber – auch hier zeigt sich die Zwiespältigkeit – wurde der Tabakhandel erlaubt, so in England durch König Jacob zu Beginn des 17. Jahrhunderts, hauptsächlich der Zölle und Abgaben wegen.

[1] “tobacco cultivation was banned in some countries, but on the other hand - the ambiguity is also evident - the tobacco trade was allowed, for example in England by King Jacob at the beginning of the 17th century, mainly the tariffs and taxes.

[2] Die Abgabe von Problemstoffen ist kostenpflichtig.

[2] The submission of problem substances is subject to a fee

[2] Die Abgabe von alkoholischen Getränken an Kinder ist verboten.

[2] The delivery of alcoholic beverages to children is prohibited

[3] Die Abgabe seiner Prüfungsarbeit erfolgte zu spät.

[3] The submission of his examination work was too

[4] Die Abgabe von Wärme an die Umgebung ist vernachlässigbar.

[4] The delivery of heat to the environment is neglected

[5] Die Abgabe an die Stürmer war zu ungenau.

[5] The delivery to the strikers was too inaccurate

[6] Die Abgabe der Tabellenspitze schmerzte sehr.

[6] The submission of the top of the table hurt very much

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