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Is it der, die oder das Abschrift?


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

The word Abschrift 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 Abschrift?

How does the declension of Abschrift 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 Abschrift die Abschriften
Genitive der Abschrift der Abschriften
Dative der Abschrift den Abschriften
Akkusative die Abschrift die Abschriften

What is the meaning of Abschrift in German?

Abschrift is defined as:

[1] Copy of a document created by copying

[1] durch Abschreiben erzeugte Kopie eines Schriftstücks

How to use Abschrift in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abschrift with translations in English.

[1] Diese Abschrift wurde von einem Mönch im Mittelalter angefertigt.

[1] This copy was made by a monk in the Middle Ages

[1] Die Abschriften der Dokumente sind in den Kriegswirren verloren gegangen.

[1] The copies of the documents have been lost in the turmoil of war

[1] „Zum Glück erlaubte der von allem Antiken begeisterte Kirchenfürst sehr bald, dass Abschriften hergestellt wurden.“

[1] "Fortunately, the ancient prince of churches, who was ancient ancient church prince, soon allowed copies"

[1] „Die vorliegende Abschrift entstand acht Jahrzehnte später.“

[1] "The present copy was created eight decades later"

[1] „Sämtliche Glossen stammen aus der Entstehungszeit dieser Werke und werden seit jeher in den meisten Abschriften und Drucken mit aufgeführt.“

[1] "All glosses come from the time of the creation of these works and have always been performed in most copies and prints"

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