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Is it der, die oder das Box?


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

The word Box 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 Box?

How does the declension of Box 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 Box die Boxen
Genitive der Box der Boxen
Dative der Box den Boxen
Akkusative die Box die Boxen

What is the meaning of Box in German?

Box has various definitions in German:

[1] Large container, packaging, mostly in the form of a cuboid

[1] großes Behältnis, Verpackung, meistens in der Form eines Quaders

[2] Distributed, small space

[2] abgeteilter, kleiner Raum

[3] Short form: included room, box for accommodation and transporting pets

[3] Kurzform: eingeschlossener Raum, Kasten zur Unterbringung und Transportieren von Haustieren

[4] Rennsport: Square for setting, subordinate diet garage in which a racing car can be looked after during the race

[4] Rennsport: Platz zum Einstellen, Unterstellen; Garage, in der ein Rennwagen während des Rennens betreut werden kann

[5] colloquial, jargon, music: device for converting electrical energy into sound, for playback recorded musical loudspeaker

[5] umgangssprachlich, Jargon, Musik: Vorrichtung zum Umwandeln elektrischer Energie in Schall, zur Wiedergabe aufgezeichneter Musik; Lautsprecher

How to use Box in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Box with translations in English.

[1] Was soll ich mit all den leeren Boxen machen?

[1] What should I do with all the empty boxes

[1] Er legte all seine alten Klamotten in eine leere Box.

[1] He put all his old clothes in an empty box

[1] „Im letzten Augenblick – sie ging bereits auf den Körperscanner zu – legte sie das Handy in die Box auf dem Fließband.“

[1] "At the last moment - she was already approaching the body scanner - she put the cell phone in the box on the assembly line"

[2–4] Jetzt aber marsch, marsch in die Box!

[2–4] Now march, march into the box

[5] An die Stereoanlage sind Boxen anzuschließen.

[5] Boxing can be found in the stereo system

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Pictures or photos of Box

[1] Plastikboxen
[1] Plastikboxen
[5] zwei Lautsprecherboxen
[5] zwei Lautsprecherboxen

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