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Is it der, die oder das Abwechslung?


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

The word Abwechslung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Abwechslung?

How does the declension of Abwechslung 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 Abwechslung die Abwechslungen
Genitive der Abwechslung der Abwechslungen
Dative der Abwechslung den Abwechslungen
Akkusative die Abwechslung die Abwechslungen

What is the meaning of Abwechslung in German?

Abwechslung is defined as:

[1] Interruption of monotony, the routine, the usual

[1] Unterbrechung der Eintönigkeit, der Routine, des Üblichen

How to use Abwechslung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abwechslung with translations in English.

[1] Die Bewohner des Seniorenheims bekommen einmal im Monat Besuch von einer Kindergartengruppe und freuen sich sehr über die Abwechslung.

[1] The residents of the retirement home get a visit to a kindergarten group once a month and are very happy about the variety

[1] „Sehnsucht nach Abwechslung und Abenteuerlust waren meine Motive, und es kam mir nie in den Sinn, nach etwas zu fragen, das so unbedeutend für jemanden von meinem Temperament war.“

[1] "Longing for variety and thirst for adventure were my motifs, and it never occurred to me to ask for something that so insignificant for someone of my temperament" Warä "

[1] „Wozu brauchte er Ruhe, schließlich hatte er schon länger als eine Woche allein hier verbracht, und genaugenommen kam die Abwechslung gerade recht.“

[1] "What did he need to rest, after all, he had spent here for some time than a week alone, and strictly, the variety came just"

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