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Is it der, die oder das Abhängige?


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

The word Abhängige 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 Abhängige?

How does the declension of Abhängige work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Abhängige Abhängige
Genitive Abhängiger Abhängiger
Dative Abhängiger Abhängigen
Akkusative Abhängige Abhängige
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ die Abhängige die Abhängigen
Genitiv der Abhängigen der Abhängigen
Dativ der Abhängigen den Abhängigen
Akkusativ die Abhängige die Abhängigen
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ eine Abhängige keine Abhängigen
Genitiv einer Abhängigen keiner Abhängigen
Dativ einer Abhängigen keinen Abhängigen
Akkusativ eine Abhängige keine Abhängigen

What is the meaning of Abhängige in German?

Abhängige is defined as:

[1] Female person who needs someone or something urgently depends on it in a certain way that depends on (financial) support/help or medication/addictive substance, for example

[1] weibliche Person, die jemanden oder etwas dringend zum Leben braucht, davon in einer gewissen Art abhängig ist, der zum Beispiel auf (finanzielle) Unterstützung/Hilfe oder Medikamente/Suchtmittel angewiesen ist

How to use Abhängige in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abhängige with translations in English.

[1] „Und die meisten Männer haben inzwischen erkannt: Mit Abhängigen zu leben, macht keinen Spaß. Die meisten Männer wollen nicht mehr mit Püppchen zusammen sein.“

[1] "And most of the men have now recognized: living with addicts does not make fun of most men no longer want to be with dolls."

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