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Is it der, die oder das App?



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

The word App is feminine or neuter, therefore the correct article is die or das.

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.

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 App?

How does the declension of App 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative die App das App die Apps
Genitive der App des Apps der Apps
Dative der App dem App den Apps
Akkusative die App das App die Apps

What is the meaning of App in German?

App is defined as:

[1] Computer science: additional program for mobile phones, playback devices and small computers

[1] Informatik: Zusatzprogramm für Mobiltelefone, Abspielgeräte und Kleincomputer

How to use App in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using App with translations in English.

[1] Dafür gibt es eine App.

[1] There is an app. for this

[1] „Und es ist selbst in Indien keine Seltenheit mehr, Einkäufe per App zu erledigen.“[2]

[1] "And even in India it is no longer uncommon to do purchases with the app." [2]

[1] „Sie brauchen gar nicht erst zu versuchen, Ihre Reise mit einer App zu planen.“[3]

[1] "You don't even have to try to plan your trip with an app." [3]

[1] „Dann führte es 300 Tage lang die Hitliste der Apps an.“[4]

[1] "Then it topped the hit list of apps for 300 days." [4]

[1] „Der Google-Übersetzer ist in diesem Jahr zur wichtigsten App Deutschlands geworden.“[5]

[1] "The Google translator has become Germany's most important app this year." [5]

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