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Is it der, die oder das Abstraktion?


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

The word Abstraktion 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 Abstraktion?

How does the declension of Abstraktion 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 Abstraktion die Abstraktionen
Genitive der Abstraktion der Abstraktionen
Dative der Abstraktion den Abstraktionen
Akkusative die Abstraktion die Abstraktionen

What is the meaning of Abstraktion in German?

Abstraktion is defined as:

[1] viewed from a higher perspective, generalization, generalization

[1] aus einem höheren Blickwinkel betrachtet, Verallgemeinerung, Generalisierung

How to use Abstraktion in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abstraktion with translations in English.

[1] „Es beginnt ein Kampf zwischen Abstraktion und Gegenständlichkeit.“

[1] "A struggle between abstraction and objectivity begins"

[1] Superierung ist die Fähigkeit, Einzelheiten zu einem Ganzen zusammenfassen zu können. Dadurch entsteht eine Abstraktion komplexer Sachverhalte.

[1] Superation is the ability to summarize details about a whole. This creates an abstraction of complex facts.

[1] „Die entstandenen Skulpturen sind elegant, stets reduziert, oft an der Grenze zur Abstraktion.“

[1] "The resulting sculptures are elegant, always reduced, often on the border to abstraction"

[1] „Der aber ergibt sich nie aus Abstraktionen und Verallgemeinerungen.“

[1] "But this never results from abstractions and generalization" "

[1] „Nicht, wer die Menschheit, wer die Partei oder sonst eine Abstraktion, nicht, wer allein die Madonna oder ein anderes Numinosum liebt, ist kultiviert, sondern wer erst einmal einen Menschen lieben kann, durch alle Spannungen ambivalenter Erlebnisse hindurch, die er mit ihm haben wird.“

[1] “Not who, who mankind, who the party or otherwise an abstraction, not whoever loves the Madonna or another numinosum, is cultivated, but who can first love a person through all tensions of ambivalent experiences, which he will have with him "

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