map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Dossier?


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

The word Dossier 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Dossier?

How does the declension of Dossier 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 Dossier die Dossiers
Genitive des Dossiers der Dossiers
Dative dem Dossier den Dossiers
Akkusative das Dossier die Dossiers

What is the meaning of Dossier in German?

Dossier has various definitions in German:

[1] Act collection, compilation of data material for a process, on a topic, on one person

[1] Aktensammlung, Zusammenstellung von Datenmaterial zu einem Vorgang, zu einem Thema, zu einer Person

[2] Part of a newspaper (or side dish) that contains detailed documentation, information about a topic

[2] Teil einer Zeitung (oder Beilage), der ausführliche Dokumentationen, Informationen zu einem Themengebiet enthält

How to use Dossier in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dossier with translations in English.

[1] „Bei ihrem Treffen mit Bush übergab die Familie des ermordeten Familienvaters dem amerikanischen Präsidenten ein Dossier, das ihre gegen die IRA erhobenen Vorwürfe im Detail darlegt und konkrete Anschuldigungen erhebt.“

[1] "At her meeting with Bush, the family of the murdered family man handed over a dossier to the American president who explains her allegations against the IRA and raised specific accusations"

[1] „Wenn ich heute das Dossier durchsehe, in dem ich alle heiklen Momente eingetragen habe, die mir – als ahnungslosem Reisenden oder als alarmiertem Reporter – begegnet sind, dann überkommen mich verschiedene Gefühle.“

[1] "When I look through the dossier today in which I have entered all the delicate moments that I have met - as an unsuspecting traveler or as an alarmed reporter - then come over different feelings"

[2] „Im Dossier untersuchen fünf Autoren die Motive und Hintergründe für die Hilfewelle nach dem Tsunami.“

[2] "In the dossier, five authors examine the motifs and backgrounds for the wave of help according to the tsunamia"

How do you pronounce Dossier?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.