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Is it der, die oder das Abzweig?


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

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

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 Abzweig?

How does the declension of Abzweig 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 Abzweig die Abzweige
Genitive des Abzweigs des Abzweiges der Abzweige
Dative dem Abzweig dem Abzweige den Abzweigen
Akkusative den Abzweig die Abzweige

What is the meaning of Abzweig in German?

Abzweig has various definitions in German:

[1] Transport system: forking and turning, branching path

[1] Verkehrswesen: sich gabelnder und abbiegender, abzweigender Weg

[2] Technology: component that is used to branch off a partial current (from the main stream)

[2] Technik: Bauteil, das zum Abzweigen eines Teilstroms (vom Hauptstrom) verwendet wird

How to use Abzweig in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Abzweig with translations in English.

[1] „Kurz hinter dem Abzweig nach Kalenberg fahren Sie rechts, dem Schild ‚Abfallwirtschaftszentrum Kreis Euskirchen‘ folgend, den Berg hinauf.“

[1] "Shortly behind the branch to Kalenberg, drive right, following the sign 'Waste Management Center Kreis Euskirchen', the mountain up" "

[2] Natürlich müssen das Grundrohr und der Abzweig gleiche Wärmeausdehnungskoeffizienten und Bruchdehnungen besitzen.

[2] Of course, the floor tube and the branch must have the same heat expansion coefficients and breaking stretches

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