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Is it der, die oder das Abgrenzung?


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

The word Abgrenzung 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 Abgrenzung?

How does the declension of Abgrenzung 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 Abgrenzung die Abgrenzungen
Genitive der Abgrenzung der Abgrenzungen
Dative der Abgrenzung den Abgrenzungen
Akkusative die Abgrenzung die Abgrenzungen

What is the meaning of Abgrenzung in German?

Abgrenzung has various definitions in German:

[1] The creation of limits

[1] das Erstellen von Grenzen

[2] Translated: Verbal distancing

[2] übertragen: verbale Distanzierung

[3] The act of distinguishing

[3] der Akt des Unterscheidens

How to use Abgrenzung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abgrenzung with translations in English.

[1] Wir werden zunächst eine Abgrenzung des Geländes vornehmen.

[1] We will initially delimit the site

[2] Seiner Abgrenzung war ganz klar zu entnehmen, wie unangenehm ihm das Thema war.

[2] His demarcation was very clear how uncomfortable the topic Warä

[3] Ihnen ist die Abgrenzung der Begriffe nicht ganz gelungen.

[3] They are not entirely successful in delimiting the terms

[3] „Ich sehe es sogar im Gegenteil als bewusste Abgrenzung von der Gesamtgesellschaft.“

[3] "On the contrary, I see it as a conscious demarcation from the entire social" "

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