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Is it der, die oder das Desktop?


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

The word Desktop 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 Desktop?

How does the declension of Desktop 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 Desktop die Desktops
Genitive des Desktops der Desktops
Dative dem Desktop den Desktops
Akkusative den Desktop die Desktops

What is the meaning of Desktop in German?

Desktop has various definitions in German:

[1] IT, hardware: Computer that is intended for permanent installation on the desk

[1] EDV, Hardware: Computer, der zur dauerhaften Aufstellung auf dem Schreibtisch gedacht ist

[2] EDP, software: Graphical surface of the operating system system The rear level over which the windows are displayed

[2] EDV, Software: grafische Oberfläche des Betriebssystems; die hinterste Ebene, über der die Fenster dargestellt werden

How to use Desktop in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Desktop with translations in English.

[1] Inzwischen steht auf fast jedem Arbeitsplatz in unserem Büro ein Desktop.

[1] In the meantime there is a desktopa on almost every workplace in our office

[2] Um das Programm zu starten muss der Anwender auf das Symbol auf dem Desktop klicken.

[2] In order to start the program, the user must click on the symbol on the desktop

[2] Bei vielen Betriebssystem kann der Benutzer das Hintergrundbild des Desktops ändern.

[2] With many operating system, the user can change the background image of the desktop

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Pictures or photos of Desktop

[1] Klassischer Desktop: Der Monitor steht auf dem PC-Gehäuse
[1] Klassischer Desktop: Der Monitor steht auf dem PC-Gehäuse

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