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Is it der, die oder das Byte?


The correct article in German of Byte is das. So it is das Byte! (nominative case)

The word Byte is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Byte?

How does the declension of Byte 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative das Byte die Byte die Bytes
Genitive des Byte des Bytes der Byte der Bytes
Dative dem Byte den Byte den Bytes
Akkusative das Byte die Byte die Bytes

What is the meaning of Byte in German?

Byte has various definitions in German:

[1] Informatics: unit of measurement of the amount of data, whereby a byte corresponds exactly to eight bit

[1] Informatik: Maßeinheit der Datenmenge, wobei ein Byte genau acht Bit entspricht

[2] Computer science: Smallest addressable data volume of a certain technical system, usually 8 bit in today's computers

[2] Informatik: Kleinste adressierbare Datenmenge eines bestimmten technischen Systems, bei heutigen Computern meist 8 Bit

[3] Computer science: Ordered compilation of 8 bit

[3] Informatik: geordnete Zusammenstellung von 8 Bit

[4] Computer science: data type of some programming languages, mostly the length 8 bit

[4] Informatik: Datentyp einiger Programmiersprachen, meistens der Länge 8 Bit

How to use Byte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Byte with translations in English.

[1] Heutige Festplatten können eine Datenmenge in einer Größenordnung von einer Billion Byte speichern.

[1] Today's hard drives can save a amount of data on the size of a trillion byte

[1] Die ersten Disketten hatten eine Kapazität von 184 320 Byte.

[1] The first disks had a capacity of 184 320 byteÄ

[2] Moderne Prozessoren verarbeiten 8 Byte auf einmal.

[2] Modern processors process 8 bytes in one

[2] Beim Rechnersystem UNIVAC 1100 war ein Byte 9 Bit lang.

[2] The Univac 1100 computer system was a byte 9 bit long

[3] Der Wert eines Bytes wird meist als Hexadezimalzahl angeben, z.B. „0x41“ oder „41h“ für den Wert 65.

[3] The value of a bytes is usually specified as a hexadecimal number. "0x41" or "41h" for the value 65.

[3] Wenn es auf genaue Formulierungen ankommt, sollte man statt Byte das Wort „Oktett“ verwenden.

[3] If there are precise formulations, you should use the word "octet" instead of byte

[4] Ein Byte in der Programmiersprache C ist auf verschiedenen Plattformen verschieden breit, umfasst aber immer wenigstens 8 Bit.

[4] A byte in programming language C is different on different platforms, but always includes at least 8 bit

[4] In dieser Programmiersprache ist der Datentyp Byte eine Zahl ohne Vorzeichen zwischen 0 und 255.

[4] In this programming language, the BYTE data type is a number without a sign between 0 and 255

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