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Is it der, die oder das Abstecher?


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

The word Abstecher 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 Abstecher?

How does the declension of Abstecher 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 der Abstecher die Abstecher
Genitive des Abstechers der Abstecher
Dative dem Abstecher den Abstechern
Akkusative den Abstecher die Abstecher

What is the meaning of Abstecher in German?

Abstecher is defined as:

[1] Small deviation, excursion (for example on a trip)

[1] kleine Abweichung, Exkursion (zum Beispiel bei einer Reise)

How to use Abstecher in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abstecher with translations in English.

[1] Haben wir noch Zeit für einen Abstecher zum Strand?

[1] We still have time for a detour to the beach area

[1] „Ich konnte nicht umhin, musste den Abstecher nach Tinga Tinga unternehmen, will sehen, wie Gästen Massaibräuche vermittelt werden.“

[1] "I couldn't avoid, had to take the detour to Tinga Tinga, want to see how guests of MaSai customs are taught"

[1] „Brubeck war 1945 mit seinem Militärorchester ein paar Monate in Nürnberg stationiert; von hier aus machte seine Band Abstecher nach ganz Bayern und spielte in Clubs, Kasernen und Theatern für GIs.“

[1] "Brubeck was in 1945 with his military orchestra for a few months in Nuremberg in Nuremberg from here his band made a detour to all of Bavaria and played in clubs, barracks and theaters for Gisä"

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