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Is it der, die oder das Abstammung?


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

The word Abstammung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Abstammung?

How does the declension of Abstammung 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 Abstammung die Abstammungen
Genitive der Abstammung der Abstammungen
Dative der Abstammung den Abstammungen
Akkusative die Abstammung die Abstammungen

What is the meaning of Abstammung in German?

Abstammung is defined as:

[1] Biology, inheritance teaching: origin of organisms regarding the evolutionary tribal development with the passing on of hereditary systems mostly related to the: Family origin of a person to determine the degree of kinship

[1] Biologie, Vererbungslehre: Herkunft von Organismen bezüglich der evolutionären Stammesentwicklung mit der Weitergabe von Erbanlagen; meist bezogen auf die: familiäre Herkunft einer Person zur Bestimmung des Verwandtschaftsgrades

How to use Abstammung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abstammung with translations in English.

[1] Wenn wir in der Zeit 10 Millionen Jahre zurückreisen könnten und dort einige Primaten mit Markierungen an verschiedenen Stellen der DNA versehen würden und diese Markierungen heute bei Menschen und Schimpansen wiederfinden würden, dann wäre die gemeinsame Abstammung bewiesen.

[1] If we could travel back 10 million years in the period and there would be some primates with markings at various points in the DNA and these markings would be found in humans and chimpanzees today, then the common descent would have been proven

[1] Manche Menschen kennen ihre Abstammung nicht und leiden darunter.

[1] Some people do not know their descent and suffer from it

[1] Manche Wittelsbacher meinten ihre Abstammung bis Karl den Großen zurückführen zu können.

[1] Some Wittelsbacher meant their lineage until Charlemagne to be able to return the big

[1] Die Abstammung von der Mutter ist durch die Geburt eindeutig geklärt.

[1] The parent from the mother is clearly clarified by the birth

[1] „Ich hatte seitdem den Verdacht, dass er über meine Abstammung und darüber, dass der Prinz mein Taufpate war, Bescheid wusste.“

[1] "I have suspected since then that he has known about my descent and that the prince was my godfather"

[1] „Beide Elternfamilien sind jüdischer Abstammung und kommen ursprünglich aus Spanien.“

[1] "Both parent families are Jewish descent and originally come from Spain" "

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