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Is it der, die oder das Absolutes?


The correct article in German of Absolutes is das. So it is das Absolutes! (nominative case)

The word Absolutes is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Absolutes?

How does the declension of Absolutes work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Absolutes
Genitive Absoluten
Dative Absolutem
Akkusative Absolutes
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ das Absolute
Genitiv des Absoluten
Dativ dem Absoluten
Akkusativ das Absolute
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Absolutes
Genitiv eines Absoluten
Dativ einem Absoluten
Akkusativ ein Absolutes

What is the meaning of Absolutes in German?

Absolutes is defined as:

[1] Philosophy: Being that consists of itself, depends on nothing and rests in itself

[1] Philosophie: Sein, das rein aus sich besteht, von nichts abhängt und in sich selbst ruht

How to use Absolutes in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Absolutes with translations in English.

[1] „Das Universum enthalte nichts Absolutes, weil dies nur in Gott sein könne. Demzufolge hat die Welt weder eine Mitte, noch eine äußere Begrenzung, und außer Gott gebe es nichts Ruhendes.“

[1] "The universe contains nothing absolute, because this can only be in God, the world has neither a center nor an external limitation, and unless God has no resting."

[1] „Da ferner alles Weltliche vom Absoluten unendlich weit entfernt ist, existiert keine Rangfolge einzelner Weltbereiche und die Erde ist nicht zwangsläufig der niedrigste Weltbereich im Sinne eines wertenden Oben und Unten.“

[1] "Since everything is also secular from the absolute far away, there is no ranking of individual world areas and the earth is not necessarily the lowest world area in the sense of a valuable above and below"

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