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Is it der, die oder das Abitur?


The correct article in German of Abitur is das. So it is das Abitur! (nominative case)

The word Abitur is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

The plural of the Substantiv graduation is rarely

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 Abitur?

How does the declension of Abitur 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 das Abitur die Abiture
Genitive des Abiturs der Abiture
Dative dem Abitur den Abituren
Akkusative das Abitur die Abiture

What is the meaning of Abitur in German?

Abitur has various definitions in German:

[1] Education, Germany: Final examination at a secondary school

[1] Bildung, Deutschland: Abschlussprüfung an einer höheren Schule

[2] Education, Germany: Highest general education, entitled to university degree

[2] Bildung, Deutschland: höchster allgemeinbildender Schulabschluss, der zum Hochschulstudium berechtigt

How to use Abitur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abitur with translations in English.

[1] Klaus hat sein Abitur gerade so geschafft.

[1] Klaus has made his high school graduation

[1] „Mario wollte Abitur oder mindestens eine Lehrstelle als Kfz-Mechaniker, aber plötzlich blühte ihm eine Karriere als Betonbauer, Zerspaner oder Facharbeiter für Umformtechnik.“[2]

[1] "Mario wanted to do his Abitur or at least an apprenticeship as a car mechanic, but suddenly a career as a concrete worker, machinist or skilled worker for forming technology blossomed ."[2]

[1] „Eines Tages 1951, also ein Jahr vor dem Abitur meiner Klasse, wurden wir in die Aula zusammengetrommelt.“[3]

[1] "One day in 1951, so a year before the highlight of my class, we were driven into the auditorium" [3]

[2] Ihre Schwester hat kein Abitur.

[2] Your sister has no high school

[2] Ohne Abitur kann man hier nicht studieren.

[2] Without high school, you can not study here

[2] „Nach dem Abitur zog Andreas nach Worms, um in einem Krankenhaus seinen Zivildienst anzutreten.“[4]

[2] "After graduation, Andreas moved to Worms to start his civil service in a hospital" [4]

[2] „Nach dem Abitur ging ich auf eine Theaterschule.“[5]

[2] "After graduation, I went to a theater school at" [5]

[2] „So streunte ich ein Jahr lang nach dem Abitur durchs Leben.“[6]

[2] "So I strayed through life for a year after graduating from high school."[6]

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