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Is it der, die oder das E-Book?


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

The word E-Book 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 E-Book?

How does the declension of E-Book 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 E-Book die E-Books
Genitive des E-Books des E-Book der E-Books
Dative dem E-Book den E-Books
Akkusative das E-Book die E-Books

What is the meaning of E-Book in German?

E-Book has various definitions in German:

[1] EDP: A digital book readable on a computer or on special readers

[1] EDV: ein auf einem Computer oder auf speziellen Lesegeräten lesbares, digitales Buch

[2] EDP: Device on which you can read such books

[2] EDV: Gerät, auf dem man solche Bücher lesen kann

How to use E-Book in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using E-Book with translations in English.

[1] Immer mehr Bücher erscheinen nicht nur als Druckausgabe, sondern auch als E-Book.

[1] More and more books are not only appearing as a print edition, but also as an e-book

[1] In E-Books kann der Leser leichter suchen als in einem gedruckten Buch, es ist jedoch schwerer zu lesen.

[1] The reader can search more easily in e-books than in a printed book, but it is more difficult to read

[2] Ohne ihr E-Book geht sie nicht mehr aus dem Haus.

[2] Without her e-book, she no longer goes out of the homeland

[2] Am liebsten liegt er auf dem Sofa und liest einen spannenden Roman auf seinem E-Book.

[2] It is best to lie on the sofa and reads an exciting novel on his e-book

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