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Is it der, die oder das Abschreibung?


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

The word Abschreibung 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 Abschreibung?

How does the declension of Abschreibung 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 Abschreibung die Abschreibungen
Genitive der Abschreibung der Abschreibungen
Dative der Abschreibung den Abschreibungen
Akkusative die Abschreibung die Abschreibungen

What is the meaning of Abschreibung in German?

Abschreibung has various definitions in German:

[1] Economy, accounting: The reduction of the book value of property systems due to wear and tear, or from claims due to unusuality

[1] Wirtschaft, Rechnungswesen: die Verringerung des Buchwerts von Sachanlagen aufgrund von Abnutzung, oder von Forderungen aufgrund von Uneinbringlichkeit

[2] Economy, Tax: Assessing multi -year costs that are tax -privileged

[2] Wirtschaft, Steuer: Geltendmachen von mehrjährigen Kosten, die steuerbegünstigt sind

How to use Abschreibung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abschreibung with translations in English.

[1] Die Banken müssen wegen der Kreditkrise Abschreibungen vornehmen.

[1] The banks must depreciate due to the credit crisis

[2] Für die Anschaffung eines Computers als Arbeitsmittel kann man bei seiner Steuererklärung Abschreibungen geltend machen.

[2] For the purchase of a computer as a tool, you can make depreciation when it comes to tax returns

How do you pronounce Abschreibung?

Abschreibung (Österreich)

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