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Is it der, die oder das Blackbox?


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

The word Blackbox is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Blackbox?

How does the declension of Blackbox 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 Blackbox die Blackboxes
Genitive der Blackbox der Blackboxes
Dative der Blackbox den Blackboxes
Akkusative die Blackbox die Blackboxes

What is the meaning of Blackbox in German?

Blackbox has various definitions in German:

[1] Aviation: A recording device of flight data and conversations in the cockpit of an aircraft installed in a fire -proof, shockproof, pressure -resistant and waterproof housing

[1] Luftfahrt: ein in einem feuerfesten, stoßsicheren, druckfesten und wasserdichten Gehäuse installiertes Aufzeichnungsgerät von Flugdaten und Gesprächen im Cockpit eines Flugzeuges

[2] Cybernetics, system theory: an unknown part of a (complex) cybernetic system, the inner structure and functionality of which can be accessed due to the external behavior on entered signals

[2] Kybernetik, Systemtheorie: ein unbekannter Teil eines (komplexen) kybernetischen Systems, dessen innerer Aufbau und Funktionsweise auf Grund des äußeren Verhaltens auf eingegebene Signale erschlossen werden kann

How to use Blackbox in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blackbox with translations in English.

[1] Taucher des Bergungsteams haben die Blackbox der abgestürzten AirAsia-Maschine entdeckt.

[1] Divers of the recovery team have discovered the black box of the crashed Airasia machine

[1] Die wichtigen Blackboxes zeichnen die Gespräche im Cockpit und technische Daten der Maschine auf.

[1] The important black boxes draw the conversations in the cockpit and technical data of the machine

[2] Der Prozess der Rückkopplung von Produzent und Computer wird dann durch das Blackbox-Modell erklärt.

[2] The process of feedback from producer and computer is then explained by the Blackbox model

[2] Theorie-Theoretiker müssen davon ausgehen, dass innerhalb dieser Blackbox auf theorieförmige Strukturen zurückgegriffen wird, können ihre Annahmen aber schwerlich überprüfen.

[2] Theory theorists have to assume that theoretical structures are used within this black box, but their assumptions can hardly check

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