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Is it der, die oder das Computerspiel?


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

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

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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 Computerspiel?

How does the declension of Computerspiel 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 das Computerspiel die Computerspiele
Genitive des Computerspieles des Computerspiels der Computerspiele
Dative dem Computerspiel dem Computerspiele den Computerspielen
Akkusative das Computerspiel die Computerspiele

What is the meaning of Computerspiel in German?

Computerspiel is defined as:

[1] A program on a computer that enables one or more users to play a game described by implemented rules

[1] ein Programm auf einem Computer, das einem oder mehreren Benutzern ermöglicht, ein durch implementierte Regeln beschriebenes Spiel zu spielen

How to use Computerspiel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Computerspiel with translations in English.

[1] Computerspiele werden immer wieder zu Unrecht wegen ihrer Gewaltdarstellung kritisiert.

[1] Computer games are wrongly criticized because of their representation of violence

[1] „In Japan wurden die Pokemon vor zwölf Jahren als Helden eines Computerspiels geboren und dann als Charaktere in Serien und Kinofilmen weltweit bekannt.“

[1] "In Japan, the Pokemon were born as heroes of a computer game twelve years ago and then known as characters in series and films worldwide"

How do you pronounce Computerspiel?

Computerspiel (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Computerspiel

[1] Computerspiel Flugsimulator
[1] Computerspiel Flugsimulator

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