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Is it der, die oder das Ausschaltknopf?


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

The word Ausschaltknopf 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 Ausschaltknopf?

How does the declension of Ausschaltknopf 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 Ausschaltknopf die Ausschaltknöpfe
Genitive des Ausschaltknopfs des Ausschaltknopfes der Ausschaltknöpfe
Dative dem Ausschaltknopf dem Ausschaltknopfe den Ausschaltknöpfen
Akkusative den Ausschaltknopf die Ausschaltknöpfe

What is the meaning of Ausschaltknopf in German?

Ausschaltknopf is defined as:

[1] Technology: button, the actuation of which ends a process, a machine stops

[1] Technik: Knopf, dessen Betätigung einen Vorgang beendet, eine Maschine stoppt

How to use Ausschaltknopf in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ausschaltknopf with translations in English.

[1] „Ein- und Ausschaltknöpfe landen auf der Rückseite der Geräte – garantiert unhandlich –, um einige Zentimeter Kabel zu sparen.“

[1] "Intended and switch-off buttons land on the back of the devices- guaranteed unwieldy- to save a few centimeters of cable to save"

[1] „Doch mittlerweile fahren neue Systeme ohnehin ordnungsgemäß herunter, wenn der Ausschaltknopf betätigt wird.“

[1] "But in the meantime, new systems are going properly if the switch -off button is operated on anyway"

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