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Is it der, die oder das Absteiger?


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

The word Absteiger 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 Absteiger?

How does the declension of Absteiger 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 Absteiger die Absteiger
Genitive des Absteigers der Absteiger
Dative dem Absteiger den Absteigern
Akkusative den Absteiger die Absteiger

What is the meaning of Absteiger in German?

Absteiger has various definitions in German:

[1] colloquial: someone whose social, professional reputation has decreased or is on the way to lose weight

[1] umgangssprachlich: jemand, dessen gesellschaftliches, berufliches Ansehen abgenommen hat oder auf dem Wege ist, abzunehmen

[2] Sport: Team or single athlete who is backed up to the next division due to the services provided due to the achievements achieved (at the end of the season)

[2] Sport: Mannschaft oder Einzelsportler, die/der aufgrund der erbrachten Leistungen, erzielten Ergebnisse (am Ende der Spielsaison) in die nächsttiefere Spielklasse zurückgestuft wird

How to use Absteiger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Absteiger with translations in English.

[1] Mein Arbeitskollege ist der totale Absteiger, letztes Jahr noch Vorstandsmitglied und heute nur noch Büroarbeiter.

[1] My colleague is the total relegation, last year still a board member and today only office worker

[2] Der Absteiger in der Bundesliga in dem Jahr hieß Schalke 04.

[2] The relegation in the Bundesliga that year was called Schalke 04e

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