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Is it der, die oder das Abspann?


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

The word Abspann 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 Abspann?

How does the declension of Abspann 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Abspann die Abspanne die Abspänne
Genitive des Abspannes des Abspanns der Abspanne der Abspänne
Dative dem Abspann dem Abspanne den Abspannen den Abspännen
Akkusative den Abspann die Abspanne die Abspänne

What is the meaning of Abspann in German?

Abspann is defined as:

[1] Film, television: Text that is shown at the end of the film, a program that presents information about participants, director, production, rights and the like

[1] Film, Fernsehen: Text, der am Ende des Films, einer Sendung gezeigt wird, der Informationen über Mitwirkende, Regie, Produktion, Rechte und Ähnliches präsentiert

How to use Abspann in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abspann with translations in English.

[1] „Der rosarote Panther etwa, eine Zeichentrickfigur ursprünglich ausschließlich für Vor- und Abspänne, erblickte in dieser Phase das Licht des Projektors: 1963 startete Paulchen Panther seine erfolgreiche Karriere als Held des Vorspanns.“

[1] "The pink panther, for example, a cartoon figure originally exclusively for the preliminary and splashing, saw the light of the projector in this phase: in 1963 Paulchen Panther started his successful career as a hero of the opening team"

[1] „Und außerdem war da noch dieses Bild, das immer wieder auftauchte und so wie ein Abspann jeden Gedanken an ihn beendete.“

[1] "And besides, there was this picture that kept showing up and ended with every thought of him like a credits"

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