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Is it der, die oder das Abschwung?


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

The word Abschwung 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 Abschwung?

How does the declension of Abschwung 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 Abschwung die Abschwünge
Genitive des Abschwungs des Abschwunges der Abschwünge
Dative dem Abschwung den Abschwüngen
Akkusative den Abschwung die Abschwünge

What is the meaning of Abschwung in German?

Abschwung has various definitions in German:

[1] mostly gymnastics: a movement of something down, which previously (at least) had an upswing (a movement upwards)

[1] meist Turnen: eine Bewegung von etwas nach unten, das zuvor (mindestens) einen Aufschwung (eine Bewegung nach oben) hatte

[2] Economy: phase of negative economic growth or shrinking gross domestic product

[2] Wirtschaft: Phase negativen Wirtschaftswachstums oder schrumpfenden Bruttoinlandsprodukts

[3] Skiing: change in direction on skis

[3] Skifahren: Fahrtrichtungsänderung auf Skiern

How to use Abschwung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abschwung with translations in English.

[1] Die Schaukel befand sich im Abschwung, als das Kind herunter fiel.

[1] The swing was in the downturn when the child fell down

[2] „Ist das der Auftakt eines Abschwungs oder nur eine vorübergehende Schwächephase?“

[2] "Is that the start of a downturn or just a temporary weak phase" "

[3] „Der Deutsche war gegen 9 Uhr talwärts unterwegs, als er beim Abschwung einen Ski verlor und über den Pistenrand hinaus geriet.“

[3] "The German was out of the valley at around 9 a.m. when he lost a ski when he was down and got beyond the edge of the slopes"

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