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Is it der, die oder das Abstieg?


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

The word Abstieg is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Abstieg?

How does the declension of Abstieg 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 Abstieg die Abstiege
Genitive des Abstieges des Abstiegs der Abstiege
Dative dem Abstieg dem Abstiege den Abstiegen
Akkusative den Abstieg die Abstiege

What is the meaning of Abstieg in German?

Abstieg has various definitions in German:

[1] Climbing down from the height into deeper areas

[1] das Herunterklettern aus der Höhe in tiefere Bereiche

[2] The reduction of a level, for example social status

[2] die Verringerung eines Niveaus, zum Beispiel des sozialen Status

[3] Sport: The change to a lower league or class

[3] Sport: der Wechsel in eine niedrigere Liga oder Klasse

How to use Abstieg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abstieg with translations in English.

[1] Der Abstieg ist oft schwieriger als das Erklimmen des Gipfels.

[1] The descent is often more difficult than climbing the summit

[2] Durch seine Drogensucht war der gesellschaftliche Abstieg des früheren Superstars nicht mehr aufzuhalten.

[2] Due to his drug addiction, the social descent of the former superstar was no longer to be resolved

[2] „Hier zählen auch Symbole – und da ist der Abstieg aus dem exklusiven Kreis der besten Schuldner der Erde ein Menetekel.“

[2] "Symbols also count here - and the descent from the exclusive circle of the best debtors in the earth is a meneto" "

[3] Wenn sie das nächste Spiel nicht gewinnen, wird der Abstieg in die Regionalliga unvermeidlich.

[3] If you don't win the next game, the descent to the regional league will inevitably

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