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Is it der, die oder das Escape?


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

The word Escape is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

In the meaning as a button, escape is common without an article

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 Escape?

How does the declension of Escape 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 Escape die Escapes
Genitive des Escapes der Escapes
Dative dem Escape den Escapes
Akkusative das Escape die Escapes

What is the meaning of Escape in German?

Escape has various definitions in German:

[1] Computer science: ASCII control sign

[1] Informatik: ASCII-Steuerzeichen

[2] Short form for escapet button, a button on the computer keyboard, mostly in the top left corner of the keyboard, which triggers an escape sign [1] when pressing

[2] Kurzform für Escapetaste, eine Taste auf der Computertastatur, meistens in der linken oberen Ecke der Tastatur zu finden, die beim Drücken ein Escape-Zeichen [1] auslöst

How to use Escape in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Escape with translations in English.

[1] „Heute haben nur noch wenige Steuerzeichen eine Bedeutung (z. B. Line Feed, Form Feed, Carriage Return, Escape), die meisten Steuerzeichen werden praktisch nicht mehr verwendet.“

[1] today only a few control signs have a meaning (Zäb B. Line Feed, Form Feed, Carriage Return, Escape), most control signs are practically no longer used. "

[1] „Sequenzen bestehen dabei aus dem Steuerzeichen Escape und einer Folge von druckbaren Zeichen.“

[1] "Sequences consist of the control sign Escape and a sequence of printable drawing" "

[2] Wenn du die Vollbildansicht beenden willst, musst du Escape drücken.

[2] If you want to end the full screen view, you have to press escape

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