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Is it der, die oder das Button?


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

The word Button 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 Button?

How does the declension of Button 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 Button die Buttons
Genitive des Buttons der Buttons
Dative dem Button den Buttons
Akkusative den Button die Buttons

What is the meaning of Button in German?

Button has various definitions in German:

[1] Plaque with text and/or image, which can be attached to the clothing with a safety pin

[1] mit Text und/oder Bild versehene Plakette, die mit einer Sicherheitsnadel an der Kleidung befestigt werden kann

[2] Data processing: button that forwards them to another location when touched

[2] Datenverarbeitung: Schaltfläche, die bei Berührung an einen anderen Ort weiterleitet

How to use Button in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Button with translations in English.

[1] Mit diversen Aufnähern und Buttons am Rucksack zeigt er seine Abneigung gegen das Projekt.

[1] With various pubes and buttons on the backpack, he shows his aversion to the project

[2] Mit diesen Buttons kannst du dich auf der Projektseite vor und zurück bewegen.

[2] With these buttons you can move back and forth on the project page

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Pictures or photos of Button

[1] ein Button mit Friedenssymbol
[1] ein Button mit Friedenssymbol

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