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Is it der, die oder das Abriss?


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

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

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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 Abriss?

How does the declension of Abriss 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 Abriss die Abrisse
Genitive des Abrisses der Abrisse
Dative dem Abriss den Abrissen
Akkusative den Abriss die Abrisse

What is the meaning of Abriss in German?

Abriss has various definitions in German:

[1] No plural: conscious, planned destruction (for example a building)

[1] kein Plural: bewusste, geplante Zerstörung (zum Beispiel eines Gebäudes)

[2] Part of an object (usually an admission ticket or the like) that is torn down for devaluation

[2] Teil eines Gegenstandes (meist einer Eintrittskarte oder Ähnlichem), der zur Entwertung abgerissen wird

[3] Knapped, short summary (for example a story, a text or the like)

[3] knappe, kurze Zusammenfassung (zum Beispiel einer Geschichte, eines Textes oder Ähnlichem)

[4] Swiss plural plural unused: outrageously high demand for a certain price

[4] schweizerisch; Plural ungebräuchlich: unverschämt hohe Forderung nach einem bestimmten Preis

[5] Outdated: Drawing of a outline

[5] veraltet: Zeichnung eines Umrisses

How to use Abriss in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abriss with translations in English.

[1] Der Abriss des baufälligen Hauses wäre die beste Lösung.

[1] The demolition of the dilapidated house would be the best solution

[1] „Der Abriss seines Hauses fiel ironischerweise mit seinem Besuch 2005 zusammen.“

[1] "The demolition of his house ironically fell together with his visit in 2005"

[1] „Als sie von dem bevorstehenden Abriss des Tram erfuhren, strömten die Bewohner von Stadtland dort zusammen.“

[1] "When they learned about the impending demolition of the tram, the residents of Stadtland flocked there"

[2] Jede Eintrittskarte der Rolle besitzt einen perforierten Abriss.

[2] Each ticket of the role has a perforated demolition

[3] Geben Sie mir bitte einen kurzen Abriss des Sachverhalts.

[3] Please give me a brief demolition of the facts

[4] „Die 30 Stutz Parkgebühren waren ‹reiner Abriss›.“

[4] "The 30 Stutz parking fees were 'pure demolition' ."

[5] Er machte einen Abriss von der alten Burgruine.

[5] He made a demolition from the old castle ruinee

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Pictures or photos of Abriss

[1] Abriss
[1] Abriss
[2] Eintrittskarte des Berchtesgadener Kurkinos mit perforiertem Abriss
[2] Eintrittskarte des Berchtesgadener Kurkinos mit perforiertem Abriss

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