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Is it der, die oder das Download?



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

The word Download is masculine or neuter, therefore the correct article is der or das.

The neuter gender is rare, but is used especially in Austria. [1]

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.

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 Download?

How does the declension of Download 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 1 Singular 2 Plural
Nominative der Download das Download die Downloads
Genitive des Downloads des Downloads der Downloads
Dative dem Download dem Download den Downloads
Akkusative den Download das Download die Downloads

What is the meaning of Download in German?

Download is defined as:

[1] EDP: Internet data transfer from the perspective of the recipient; copying data from a server to one's own computer

[1] EDV: Internet-Datentransfer aus der Sicht des Empfangenden; das Kopieren von Daten von einem Server auf den eigenen Rechner

How to use Download in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Download with translations in English.

[1] Der Download ist abgeschlossen.

[1] The download is complete .

[1] „Nach zahlreichen inoffiziellen Treibern und Werkzeugen hat Microsoft jetzt selbst seine offizielle Software dazu zum Download für Forscher und Hobbyprogrammierer freigegeben.“[2]

[1] "After numerous unofficial drivers and tools, Microsoft has now released its own official software for researchers and hobby programmers to download ." [2]

[1] „Der Download der Datei durch den Leistungsempfänger und deren weitere Verwendung, insbesondere das Abspeichern oder die Übermittlung an einen Dritten, liegen in der Verantwortung des Leistungsempfängers.“[3]

[1] "The download of the file by the service recipient and its further use, in particular the saving or transmission to a third party, are the responsibility of the service recipient." [3]

[1] „Laden Sie sich das Download auf Ihr Notebook, steht es Ihnen auch ohne Internetzugang als Arbeitshilfe für auswärtige Tätigkeiten zur Verfügung.“[4]

[1] "If you load the download onto your notebook, it is available to you as a work aid for external activities even without internet access ." [4]

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