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Is it der, die oder das Abstandhalten?


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

The word Abstandhalten 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 Abstandhalten?

How does the declension of Abstandhalten 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 das Abstandhalten
Genitive des Abstandhaltens
Dative dem Abstandhalten
Akkusative das Abstandhalten

What is the meaning of Abstandhalten in German?

Abstandhalten is defined as:

[1] Ensure a space between two things/people, spatial distance, compliance with a distance

[1] Sicherstellen eines Zwischenraumes zwischen zwei Dingen/Personen, räumliche Distanzierung, das Einhalten eines Abstandes

How to use Abstandhalten in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abstandhalten with translations in English.

[1] Das Auto der Zukunft beherrscht das selbstständige Abstandhalten im Stau.

[1] The car of the future dominates the independent dismissal in the Stau

[1] „Gesichtsmasken können aber auch ein falsches Gefühl der Sicherheit vermitteln, das dazu führen kann, dass die Händehygiene oder das Abstandhalten vernachlässigt werden.“

[1] "Face masks can also convey a false feeling of security that can lead to the fact that hand hygiene or the distance is neglected"

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