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Is it der, die oder das Abruf?


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

The word Abruf 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 Abruf?

How does the declension of Abruf 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 Abruf die Abrufe
Genitive des Abrufs des Abrufes der Abrufe
Dative dem Abruf den Abrufen
Akkusative den Abruf die Abrufe

What is the meaning of Abruf in German?

Abruf has various definitions in German:

[1] Request for leaving a position, an office

[1] Aufforderung zum Verlassen einer Position, eines Amtes

[2] Kaufmann language: to deliver goods

[2] kaufmannssprachlich: Aufforderung Ware zu liefern

[3] Queries of stored information

[3] Abfragen von hinterlegten Informationen

How to use Abruf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abruf with translations in English.

[1] Der Diplomat wartet auf seinen Abruf.

[1] The diplomat is waiting for its call

[2] In ihren letzten drei Abrufen fehlte die Artikelnummer.

[2] In their last three calls, the article number was missing

[3] Dort lagern die Akten bis zum Abruf durch das Finanzamt.

[3] The files are stored there until the tax office is called up

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