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Is it der, die oder das Abwehr?


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

The word Abwehr 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 Abwehr?

How does the declension of Abwehr 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 Abwehr
Genitive der Abwehr
Dative der Abwehr
Akkusative die Abwehr

What is the meaning of Abwehr in German?

Abwehr has various definitions in German:

[1] Measure to stop an attack or its intended effect

[1] Maßnahme, um einen Angriff oder dessen beabsichtigte Auswirkung zu stoppen

[2] attitude full of rejection

[2] Haltung voller Ablehnung

[3] Group that takes over the defense, for example in team sports such as football or at the secret service or military

[3] Gruppe, die die Verteidigung übernimmt, zum Beispiel bei Mannschaftssportarten wie Fußball oder auch beim Geheimdienst oder Militär

How to use Abwehr in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abwehr with translations in English.

[1] Mit der Abwehr des letzten Angriffes war ihm der Sieg sicher.

[1] With the defense of the last attack, the victory was safe

[1] Zur Abwehr der Eindringlinge werden vermehrt weiße Blutkörperchen produziert.

[1] For the defense against the intruders, white blood cells are produced

[2] Er schwieg einfach und starrte geradeaus, seine Abwehr war einfach undurchdringlich.

[2] He was simply silent and stared straight, his defense was simple

[2] Es sind ja nicht nur die Kosten, wir müssen auch mit einer Abwehr der Bevölkerung rechnen.

[2] Not only are the costs, we also have to expect a defense against the population

[3] Mit einer Abwehr aus tausenden Speerkämpfern mit Schilden mussten sie sich kaum Sorgen machen.

[3] With a defense of thousands of spear fighters with shields, they hardly had to worry

[3] Der Libero war einmal mehr phantastisch, die Abwehr hingegen lausig.

[3] The Libero was once again fantastic, but the defense Lausigä

[3] Sie hatte im 2. Weltkrieg für die Abwehr gearbeitet.

[3] She had worked for the defense in World War II.

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