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Is it der, die oder das Ablöse?


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

The word Ablöse 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 Ablöse?

How does the declension of Ablöse 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 Ablöse die Ablösen
Genitive der Ablöse der Ablösen
Dative der Ablöse den Ablösen
Akkusative die Ablöse die Ablösen

What is the meaning of Ablöse in German?

Ablöse has various definitions in German:

[1] Person or group who replaces another, or the corresponding process

[1] Person oder Gruppe, die an die Stelle einer anderen tritt, oder auch der entsprechende Vorgang

[2] Kurz for: Retrovy amount (amount of money that is made as a compensation payment in the event of a legal transaction, although no purchase takes place)

[2] kurz für: Ablösesumme (Geldbetrag, der bei einem Rechtsgeschäft als Ausgleichszahlung geleistet wird, obgleich kein Kauf stattfindet)

How to use Ablöse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ablöse with translations in English.

[1] „Die Entscheidung zur Ablöse von Volkswagen-Chef Bernd Pischetsrieder ist im Aufsichtsratspräsidium einstimmig gefallen, wie heute bekannt wurde.“

[1] "The decision on the transfer of Volkswagen boss Bernd Pischetsrieder unanimously made in the Presidium of the Supervisory Board, as was known today"

[2] Der Transfer von Verteidiger Edson Braafheid zu Bayern München ist perfekt. […] Über die Höhe der Ablöse machten die Münchner keine Angaben, sie soll aber bei festgeschriebenen rund zwei Millionen Euro liegen.

[2] The transfer of defender Edson Braafheid to Bayern Munich is perfectly […] The Munich did not provide any information about the amount of the transfer, but it should be around two million euros.

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