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Is it der, die oder das Ableger?


The correct article in German of Ableger is der. So it is der Ableger! (nominative case)

The word Ableger is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Ableger?

How does the declension of Ableger 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 der Ableger die Ableger
Genitive des Ablegers der Ableger
Dative dem Ableger den Ablegern
Akkusative den Ableger die Ableger

What is the meaning of Ableger in German?

Ableger has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: Part/drive of a plant from which a new plant can develop

[1] Botanik: Teil/Trieb einer Pflanze, aus dem sich eine neue Pflanze entwickeln kann

[2] joking: offspring, son

[2] scherzhaft: Nachkomme, Sohn

[3] Economy: subsidiary, branch

[3] Wirtschaft: Tochterfirma, Zweigniederlassung

[4] A book, a film, a video game or a television series, which/which/which is based on another publication

[4] ein Buch, ein Film, ein Videospiel oder eine Fernsehserie, welcher/welche/welches auf einer anderen Veröffentlichung beruht

How to use Ableger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ableger with translations in English.

[1] Viele Pflanzen kann man mit Ablegern vermehren.

[1] Many plants can be increased with offshoots

[2] Unser Ableger muss jetzt endlich seinen Schulabschluss machen.

[2] Our offshoot must finally make his school leaving certificate

[3] Die Sparkasse hat in der Stadt verteilt mehrere Ableger.

[3] The Sparkasse has distributed several offshoots in the city

[4] „Stargate Atlantis ist ein Ableger der Fernsehserie Stargate SG-1[.]“

[4] "Stargate Atlantis is an offshoot of the Stargate SG-1 [Ä] television series"

[4] „The Legend of Zelda […] ist eine […] Videospiel-Serie des japanischen Konzerns Nintendo. Seit ihrem ersten Spiel, The Legend of Zelda von 1986, sind 17 offizielle Teile und einige Ableger erschienen.“

[4] "The Legend of Zelda […] is a […] video game series of the Japanese group Nintendo since their first game, The Legend of Zelda from 1986, 17 official parts and some offshoots have been published."

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