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Is it der, die oder das Absage?


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

The word Absage is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Absage?

How does the declension of Absage 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 Absage die Absagen
Genitive der Absage der Absagen
Dative der Absage den Absagen
Akkusative die Absage die Absagen

What is the meaning of Absage in German?

Absage has various definitions in German:

[1] Notification that something planned does not come about

[1] Mitteilung, dass etwas Geplantes nicht zustande kommt

[2] Closing word at an event

[2] Schlusswort bei einer Veranstaltung

[3] refusal

[3] Weigerung

How to use Absage in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Absage with translations in English.

[1] Zu unserer geplanten Reise muss ich dir leider eine Absage erteilen.

[1] For our planned trip, I unfortunately have to give you a cancellation

[1] „Für die Organisatoren, die Vortragenden aber auch für die Besucher dürfte die Absage der Chemnitzer Linux-Tage schmerzlich sein.“

[1] "For the organizers, the lecturers but also for visitors, the cancellation of the Chemnitz Linux Days should be painful"

[2] Der Sprecher gab sich mit der Absage keine besondere Mühe.

[2] The speaker did not give himself a special effort with the cancellation

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