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Is it der, die oder das Abhandlung?


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

The word Abhandlung 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 Abhandlung?

How does the declension of Abhandlung 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 Abhandlung die Abhandlungen
Genitive der Abhandlung der Abhandlungen
Dative der Abhandlung den Abhandlungen
Akkusative die Abhandlung die Abhandlungen

What is the meaning of Abhandlung in German?

Abhandlung has various definitions in German:

[1] Thorough, written treatment, presentation of a topic

[1] gründliche, schriftliche Behandlung, Darstellung eines Themas

[2] draw, carry out a thorough processing of a topic

[2] Abfassen, Durchführen einer gründlichen Bearbeitung eines Themas

How to use Abhandlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abhandlung with translations in English.

[1] Dem Verfasser gelang eine lesenswerte Abhandlung zu diesem schwierigen Thema.

[1] The author succeeded in reading this difficult topic

[1] „Tags darauf ließ ich mein ganzes geringes Gepäck zu Mengs bringen und begann, eine Abhandlung über die Probleme der Ansiedlungen als Naturkundiger und Philosoph, zu schreiben.“

[1] "The next day I had my entire little luggage brought to Mengs and began to deal with the problems of the settlements as a natural and philosopher to write"

[2] Die Abhandlung dieses Themas hat mich unerwartet viel Zeit gekostet.

[2] The treatise on this topic unexpectedly cost me a lot of time

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