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Is it der, die oder das Abkommen?


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

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

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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 Abkommen?

How does the declension of Abkommen 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 Abkommen die Abkommen
Genitive des Abkommens der Abkommen
Dative dem Abkommen den Abkommen
Akkusative das Abkommen die Abkommen

What is the meaning of Abkommen in German?

Abkommen is defined as:

[1] Right: agreement, agreement between two or more parties (institutions or states) on a topic

[1] Recht: Einigung, Vereinbarung zwischen zwei oder mehreren Parteien (Institutionen oder Staaten) über ein Thema

How to use Abkommen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abkommen with translations in English.

[1] Zwischen den beiden Staaten wurde ein Abkommen über die gegenseitige Rechtshilfe getroffen.

[1] Between the two states, an agreement on the mutual legal assistance was made

[1] „Mit den Italienern hat der neue Herrscher noch vor seiner Krönung mehrere Abkommen geschlossen, in denen er Rom unter anderem die Region Eritrea abgetreten hat.“

[1] "With the Italians, the new ruler has closed several agreements before his coronation in which he ceded Rome, among other things, the Eritrea region"

[1] Seit der Brexit-Abstimmung, bei der die Schotten mehrheitlich für den Verbleib in der EU stimmten, hat die schottische Regierung immer wieder ein eigenes Abkommen Schottlands mit Brüssel gefordert.

[1] Since the Brexit vote, in which the Scots mostly voted in favor of whereabouts in the EU, the Scottish government has repeatedly called for Scotland with Brussels

[1] Belgien ist ein gespaltenes Land – und bleibt sich dabei auch beim Streit um CETA treu. Denn während die Wallonen dem Abkommen kritisch gegenüberstehen, wird es von den Flamen befürwortet.

[1] Belgium is a split country - and remains in the dispute over Ceta Treu because while the Walloons are critical of the agreement, it is supported by the flaming.

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