map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Ablehnung?


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

The word Ablehnung 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Ablehnung?

How does the declension of Ablehnung 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 Ablehnung die Ablehnungen
Genitive der Ablehnung der Ablehnungen
Dative der Ablehnung den Ablehnungen
Akkusative die Ablehnung die Ablehnungen

What is the meaning of Ablehnung in German?

Ablehnung is defined as:

[1] Negative reaction to a thing or a bodies rejection or aversion to something

[1] negative Reaktion auf eine Sache oder eine Person; Zurückweisung oder Abneigung gegen etwas

How to use Ablehnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ablehnung with translations in English.

[1] Dieser Lärm, den du Musik nennst, stößt bei mir auf Ablehnung.

[1] This noise that you call music comes across rejection

[1] Gegen ihn habe ich eine Ablehnung.

[1] I have a rejection against him

[1] „Ihre Ablehnung führt zu unserer Ablehnung.“

[1] "Your rejection leads to our rejection" "

[1] Er vernahm ihre Ablehnung mit Bitterkeit.

[1] He heard their rejection with bitterness

[1] „Kommt es nicht zu einer Einigung, so teilt der Dienstgeber die Ablehnung des Vorschlages der Mitarbeitervertretung schriftlich mit.“

[1] "If there is no agreement, the employer shares the rejection of the proposal of the employee representative in writing"

[1] „Die Ablehnung hatte sowohl politische als auch kommerzielle Gründe.“

[1] "The rejection had both political and commercial reasons"

How do you pronounce Ablehnung?

Ablehnung (Österreich)

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.