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Is it der, die oder das Abordnung?


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

The word Abordnung 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 Abordnung?

How does the declension of Abordnung 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 Abordnung die Abordnungen
Genitive der Abordnung der Abordnungen
Dative der Abordnung den Abordnungen
Akkusative die Abordnung die Abordnungen

What is the meaning of Abordnung in German?

Abordnung has various definitions in German:

[1] Posting of a group of people in the interest of their client

[1] Entsendung einer Personengruppe im Interesse ihres Auftraggebers

[2] Personal group that is or was sent in the interest of their client

[2] Personengruppe, die im Interesse ihres Auftraggebers entsendet wird oder wurde

How to use Abordnung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abordnung with translations in English.

[1] Der Lehrerin missfiel ihre Abordnung an eine andere Schule.

[1] The teacher displeased her delegation to another school

[2] Die Abordnung hatte keine ausreichenden Vollmachten für die Verhandlungen.

[2] The delegation did not have sufficient powers for the negotiation

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