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Is it der, die oder das Computer?


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

The word Computer 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 Computer?

How does the declension of Computer 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 Computer die Computer
Genitive des Computers der Computer
Dative dem Computer den Computern
Akkusative den Computer die Computer

What is the meaning of Computer in German?

Computer is defined as:

[1] Electronics, information technology: electronic, programmable device for inputting, processing and outputting data

[1] Elektronik, Informationstechnologie: elektronisches, programmierbares Gerät zur Eingabe, Verarbeitung und Ausgabe von Daten

How to use Computer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Computer with translations in English.

[1] Computer gibt es in allen Größen: Vom Supercomputer, größer als ein Haus, der das Klima vorhersagt, bis zum Fahrradcomputer, der in die Hosentasche passt.

[1] Computers come in all sizes: from supercomputers, larger than a house, which predicts the climate, to cycle computers that fit in your pocket.

[1] Mit dem Computer lassen sich Berechnungen in Sekunden durchführen, für die Adam Riese Jahrzehnte gebraucht hätte.

[1] With the computer, calculations can be carried out in seconds that would have taken Adam Riese decades .

[1] Dieser Computer ist nicht leistungsfähig genug für neue Computerspiele.

[1] This computer is not powerful enough for new computer games.

[1] Eine häufige Anwendung des Computers ist das Surfen im Internet.

[1] A common use of the computer is to surf the Internet.

[1] Wer am Computer sitzt vergisst schnell die Zeit.

[1] Whoever sits at the computer quickly forgets the time.

[1] „Es tat gut, den kleinen Computer in der Hand zu halten.“[4]

[1] "It was good to hold the little computer in my hand." [4]

[2] „Ich frage Leute auf der Straße, in der U-Bahn, im Büro, alle woll'n Computer haben, keiner weiß genau wieso.“[5]

[2] "I ask people on the street, in the subway, in the office, they all want a computer, nobody knows exactly why." [5]

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Pictures or photos of Computer

[1] Desktop-Computer mit Bildschirm und Tastatur
[1] Desktop-Computer mit Bildschirm und Tastatur

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