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Is it der, die oder das Abteilungsleiter?


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

The word Abteilungsleiter 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 Abteilungsleiter?

How does the declension of Abteilungsleiter 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 Abteilungsleiter die Abteilungsleiter
Genitive des Abteilungsleiters der Abteilungsleiter
Dative dem Abteilungsleiter den Abteilungsleitern
Akkusative den Abteilungsleiter die Abteilungsleiter

What is the meaning of Abteilungsleiter in German?

Abteilungsleiter is defined as:

[1] Business administration: Person who in an authority or a company leads a sub -organization, a department

[1] Betriebswirtschaft: Person, die in einer Behörde oder einem Betrieb eine Unterorganisation, eine Abteilung, führt

How to use Abteilungsleiter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abteilungsleiter with translations in English.

[1] In einem größeren Betrieb gibt es mehrere Abteilungsleiter.

[1] In a larger company there are several department heads

[1] „Zwar seien die Einsätze teuer, die dabei verwendete Wärmebildkamera erziele aber so gute Erfolge, dass die Hubschrauber einfach öfter angefordert würden, erklärt Werner Senn, Abteilungsleiter der Flugpolizei im Innenministerium.“

[1] "Although the operations are expensive, the thermal imaging camera used achieved so good successes that the helicopters are simply requested more often, explains Werner Senn, head of the flight police in the Interior Ministry"

[1] „Der Abteilungsleiter schnaubte verächtlich.“

[1] "The department head snorted out"

How do you pronounce Abteilungsleiter?

Abteilungsleiter (Österreich)

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