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Is it der, die oder das Dokument?


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

The word Dokument 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 Dokument?

How does the declension of Dokument 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 Dokument die Dokumente
Genitive des Dokumentes des Dokuments der Dokumente
Dative dem Dokument dem Dokumente den Dokumenten
Akkusative das Dokument die Dokumente

What is the meaning of Dokument in German?

Dokument has various definitions in German:

[1] Office: Official document

[1] Amt: amtliches Schriftstück

[2] Right: Evidence material, document piece

[2] Recht: beweisträchtiges Material, Belegstück

[3] Computer science: uniformly stored, merging data

[3] Informatik: einheitlich gespeicherte, zusammengehörende Daten

[4] History, literature: important evidence/important certificate

[4] Geschichte, Literatur: wichtiger Beleg/wichtiges Zeugnis

How to use Dokument in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dokument with translations in English.

[1] Amtlich ausgestellte Urkunden sind wichtige Dokumente.

[1] Officially issued documents are important documents

[1] „Das Korpus umfasst damit auch Dokumente, deren Entstehung bereits einige Jahre zurückliegt, um Vergleiche sowohl auf synchroner als auch auf diachroner Ebene anstellen zu können.“

[1] "The corpus also includes documents whose origin has been a few years ago to be able to compare both synchronous and diachronous level"

[1] „Die Bauern sind beinahe alle Analphabeten, das sind aber auch viele der großen Fürsten, die sich metallene Petschaften mit ihrer Unterschrift gravieren lassen, sodass sie Dokumente nicht unterzeichnen müssen, sondern nur zu stempeln brauchen und damit verhehlen können, dass sie unfähig sind, ihren eigenen erlauchten Namen zu schreiben.“

[1] “The farmers are almost all illiterate, but these are also many of the great princes who can be engraved with metal peoples with their signature, so that they do not have to sign documents, but only need to stamp and thus hide the fact that they can be unable are to write their own illustrious names to write

[1] „Schließlich musste er viele Dokumente unterschreiben und bestätigen, wie aus seiner Gefängnisakte ersichtlich ist.“

[1] "After all, he had to sign a lot of documents and confirm how he can see from his prison file"

[2] Es liegen Dokumente vor, die eine Täterschaft eindeutig beweisen.

[2] There are documents that clearly prove a perpetrator

[3] Und nicht vergessen, das Dokument zu speichern!

[3] And do not forget to save the document to save

[4] „Ich sagte dem Händler, das Dokument sei falsch.“

[4] "I told the dealer that the document was wrong"

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