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Is it der, die oder das Dateiformat?


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

The word Dateiformat 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 Dateiformat?

How does the declension of Dateiformat 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 Dateiformat die Dateiformate
Genitive des Dateiformates des Dateiformats der Dateiformate
Dative dem Dateiformat dem Dateiformate den Dateiformaten
Akkusative das Dateiformat die Dateiformate

What is the meaning of Dateiformat in German?

Dateiformat is defined as:

[1] IT: Description of the presentation and arrangement of data within a file

[1] EDV: Beschreibung der Darstellung und Anordnung von Daten innerhalb einer Datei

How to use Dateiformat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dateiformat with translations in English.

[1] „Majdak und Noisternig entwickelten nun das Dateiformat "SOFA" (Spatially oriented format for acoustics).“

[1] "Majdak and noistry now developed the file format" Sofa "(Spatally Oriented Format for Acoustics) Ä"

[1] „Eine Lösung, die viele Nutzer nicht zufriedenstellen dürfte: Das Dateiformat wird häufig in Firmen eingesetzt, die Textdateien mit einfacher Formatierung mit Kunden beziehungsweise Partnern austauschen, die in unterschiedlichen Rechner- und Softeware-Umgebungen arbeiten.“

[1] "A solution that many users should not satisfy: The file format is often used in companies that exchange text files with simple formatting with customers or partners who work in different computer and software environments"

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