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Is it der, die oder das Dialog?


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

The word Dialog 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 Dialog?

How does the declension of Dialog 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 Dialog die Dialoge
Genitive des Dialogs des Dialoges der Dialoge
Dative dem Dialog dem Dialoge den Dialogen
Akkusative den Dialog die Dialoge

What is the meaning of Dialog in German?

Dialog has various definitions in German:

[1] Discussion, conversation with others

[1] Zwiegespräch, Gespräch mit anderen

[2] Written collection of conversations, script

[2] schriftliche Sammlung von Gesprächen, Drehbuch

[3] EDP: Special, non -primary window of an application

[3] EDV: spezielles, nichtprimäres Fenster einer Anwendung

How to use Dialog in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dialog with translations in English.

[1] Wir werden mit den Gegnern in einen Dialog treten müssen.

[1] We will have to step into a dialogue with the opponents

[1] „Jene, die sich ihre Gedanken über die Beschneidung und andere Rituale machen, fürchte ich nicht, denn sie sind bereit, den Dialog zu führen, den zu führen wir selbst seit Jahrzehnten anmahnen.“

[1] "I am not afraid of those who worry about circumcision and other rituals, because they are ready to conduct dialogue that we have been aware of it for decades"

[1] „Ein Dialog wird im Allgemeinen durch Respekt, Interesse, Empathie und Verständnis dem Dialogpartner gegenüber gespeist.“

[1] "A dialogue is generally fed by respect, interest, empathy and understanding of the dialogue partner"

[2] Der Autor hat alle Anweisungen im Dialog schriftlich festgehalten.

[2] The author has recorded all instructions in the dialogue in writing

[3] Dialoge besitzen meist nur eine OK- und Abbrechen-Schaltfläche.

[3] Dialogues usually only have an OK and breaking-off button

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