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Is it der, die oder das Abgott?


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

The word Abgott 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 Abgott?

How does the declension of Abgott 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 Abgott die Abgötter
Genitive des Abgotts des Abgottes der Abgötter
Dative dem Abgott dem Abgotte den Abgöttern
Akkusative den Abgott die Abgötter

What is the meaning of Abgott in German?

Abgott is defined as:

[1] Religion: A false God, a idol

[1] Religion: ein falscher Gott, ein Götze

How to use Abgott in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abgott with translations in English.

[1] Ihre Kandidatur nennen sie »Liste Jörg Haider«, sie huldigen der Witwe Claudia Haider als »Landesmutter«, verklären ihren Parteigründer zu einem Abgott, der unersetzlich sei.

They call their candidacy "List Jörg Haider", they pay homage to the widow Claudia Haider as "state mother", clarify their party founder to a depression that is irreplaceable

[1] Leon Fleisher ist eine lebende Legende. […] Er war ihr Abgott, und sie hielten ihn fast für Mozart, Beethoven oder Schubert selbst.

[1] Leon Fleisher is a living legend […] he was god, and they almost thought he was Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert himself.

[1] „Dieses Verhalten machte ihn zum Abgott der kleinen Kolonie.“

[1] "This behavior made him a god of the little colony depression"

[1] „Meine vergängliche Freude wurde dadurch verschönt, daß mein Abgott beim Herrichten der Kissen nicht ungeduldig wurde.“

[1] "My transparent joy was deliberately by the fact that my god did not become impatient when the pillows were prepared"

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