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Is it der, die oder das Absenz?


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

The word Absenz 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 Absenz?

How does the declension of Absenz 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 Absenz die Absenzen
Genitive der Absenz der Absenzen
Dative der Absenz den Absenzen
Akkusative die Absenz die Absenzen

What is the meaning of Absenz in German?

Absenz has various definitions in German:

[1] Switzerland, Austria, in Germany Education: absence, missing

[1] Schweiz, Österreich, in Deutschland bildungssprachlich: Abwesenheit, Fehlen

[2] Southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria, mostly school: Purchase lesson or shortage in school or profession, for example due to illness

[2] Süddeutschland, Schweiz, Österreich; meist Schule: Fehlstunde oder Fehltag in Schule oder Beruf etwa aufgrund von Krankheit

[3] Translated: Mental absence

[3] übertragen: geistige Abwesenheit

[4] Medicine, psychology: Small attack, short -term excess of consciousness, for example during or after an epileptic seizure without falling (that is, without loss of physical control)

[4] Medizin, Psychologie: kleiner Anfall, kurzzeitige Bewusstseinstrübung zum Beispiel während oder nach einem epileptischen Anfall ohne Sturz (das heißt ohne Verlust der körperlichen Kontrolle)

[5] Outdated right, economy: payment that is paid to a absent, mostly by the administrator of a benefice to the absent benefice owner

[5] veraltet; Recht, Wirtschaft: Zahlung, die an einen Abwesenden entrichtet wird, meist von dem Verwalter einer Pfründe an den abwesenden Pfründeninhaber

How to use Absenz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Absenz with translations in English.

[1] Seine Absenz fiel gar nicht auf, da es alle gewohnt waren.

[1] His absence was not noticeable because it was all used to

[2] Diese Schülerin hat viele Absenzen.

[2] This student has many absencies

[2] Die hohe Quote an Absenzen in der Abteilung XYZ lässt auf ein schlechtes Arbeitsklima schließen.

[2] The high rate of absences in the XYZ department lets on a bad working atmosphere

[2] „Führen Gespräche mit Lehrern und Schulpsychologen jedoch zu nichts, können schulpflichtige Schüler laut Bayerischen Erziehungs- und Unterrichtsgesetzes (BayEug) für Absenzen belangt werden.“

[2] "However, talks with teachers and school psychologists are in no way, according to the Bavarian Education and Education Act (Bayeug), school-age students can be prosecuted for absences"

[3] Er sprach weiter, denn er war ihrer geistigen Absenz nicht bewusst.

[3] He continued because he was not conscious of her spiritual absence

[4] Er war epileptisch und seine Absenzen waren sehr häufig.

[4] He was epileptic and his absences were very common

[5] Seine Absenz bekommt er sowieso, denn er ist Miglied einer Kirche.

[5] He gets his absence anyway, because he is a Miglied of a church

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