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Is it der, die oder das Blockbuster?


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

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

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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 Blockbuster?

How does the declension of Blockbuster 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 Blockbuster die Blockbuster
Genitive des Blockbusters der Blockbuster
Dative dem Blockbuster den Blockbustern
Akkusative den Blockbuster die Blockbuster

What is the meaning of Blockbuster in German?

Blockbuster has various definitions in German:

[1] Particularly profitable product (album, book, film, medication ...)

[1] besonders einträgliches Produkt (Album, Buch, Film, Medikament…)

[2] Particularly destructive bomb

[2] besonders zerstörerische Bombe

How to use Blockbuster in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Blockbuster with translations in English.

[1] „Die Arzneiunternehmen plagt zudem ein ganz grundsätzliches Leiden: Ihre Entwicklungs-Pipelines sind bedrohlich leer, neue Blockbuster kaum in Sicht - während zugleich viele der derzeitigen Kassenschlager in den nächsten Jahren ihren Patentschutz verlieren und somit billige Nachahmerpräparate auf den Markt drängen werden.“

[1] “The pharmaceutical companies are also plagued by a very fundamental ailment: their developmental pipelines are threatening, new blockbusters are hardly in sight - while many of the current cash strikers will lose their patent protection in the next few years and will therefore be pushing cheap imitators onto the market "

[1] „Zu unsicher erscheint ihnen offenbar, dass sich mit Spielen für 3-D-Brillen in den nächsten Jahren jene Millionen verdienen lassen, die die Entwicklung eines Blockbusters üblicherweise verschlingt.“

[1] "Apparently it seems too insecure that games for 3-D glasses can be earned in the next few years those millions that usually devour the development of a blockbuster"

[1] „Die Amerikaner standen Schlange, um dort ihre Blockbuster zu produzieren.“

[1] "The Americans stood in line to produce their blockbusters there"

[2] „Es handelt sich bei dem Sprengkörper um einen so genannten Blockbuster mit 1300 Kilo Sprengstoff, der ganze Wohnblöcke zerstören sollte. Zuletzt war ein Blockbuster vor einem Jahr im Hamburger Hafen gefunden und entschärft worden.“

[2] "The explosive body is a so -called blockbuster with 1300 kilos of explosive, which should destroy entire apartment blocks last a blockbuster was found and defused in the port of Hamburg a year ago."

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