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Is it der, die oder das Gabe?


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

The word Gabe 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 Gabe?

How does the declension of Gabe 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 Gabe die Gaben
Genitive der Gabe der Gaben
Dative der Gabe den Gaben
Akkusative die Gabe die Gaben

What is the meaning of Gabe in German?

Gabe has various definitions in German:

[1] Talent/talent, such as genius or sportiness

[1] Begabung/Talent, wie zum Beispiel Genialität oder Sportlichkeit

[2] gift or donation

[2] Geschenk oder Spende

[3] Giving a medication

[3] das Geben eines Medikaments

How to use Gabe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Gabe with translations in English.

[1] Mozart hatte eine besondere Gabe für Musik.

[1] Mozart had a special gift for music

[2] Eine milde Gabe für die Armen wird hier immer gerne gesehen.

[2] A mild gift for the poor is always welcome here

[2] „Vor zwei Jahren hatte sich Rapper West ebenfalls nicht lumpen lassen: Da schenkte er seiner Frau satte 150 Gaben, darunter einen Pelzmantel in Regenbogenfarben und einen Jumpsuit von Prada.“

[2] "Rapper West had also not let himself be ripped off two years ago: he gave his wife a whopping 150 gifts, including a fur coat in rainbow colors and a Jumpsuit from Pradia" "

[2] „Oft fertigten die Beschwörer Figürchen der Dämonen an und stellten ihnen Gaben und Speisen hin, damit sie davon äßen und sich – nachdem ihr Hunger gestillt war – nicht mehr an dem Menschen vergriffen.“

[2] "Often the summoners made figures of the demons and put gifts and dishes to them so that they were eating from it and - after their hunger was breastfed - no longer out of outfit on humans"

[2] „Am wahrscheinlichsten ist eine Funktion im Rahmen des Grabkultes: Vielleicht wurden hier bei den Feierlichkeiten zur Bestattung Gaben für den Verstorbenen oder für die Götter niedergelegt.“

[2] "The most likely is a function in the context of the grave cult: Maybe here at the celebrations for burial were given for the deceased or for the gods"

[3] Die Gabe von Morphinen kann hier durchaus vertreten werden.

[3] The administration of morphines can be represented here

How do you pronounce Gabe?

Gabe (Österreich)

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