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Is it der, die oder das Firmware?


The correct article in German of Firmware is die. So it is die Firmware! (nominative case)

The word Firmware is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Firmware?

How does the declension of Firmware 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 die Firmware
Genitive der Firmware
Dative der Firmware
Akkusative die Firmware

What is the meaning of Firmware in German?

Firmware has various definitions in German:

[1] Information technology: Basic software of an electronic device or computer component, which is usually stored in readable storage

[1] Informationstechnik: grundlegende Software eines elektronischen Geräts oder Computer-Bauteils, die üblicherweise in nur lesbaren Speichern abgelegt wird.

[2] Information technology: Operating system and programs of embedded systems (for example in washing machines, mobile phones and DVD players)

[2] Informationstechnik: Betriebssystem und Programme eingebetteter Systeme (zum Beispiel in Waschmaschinen, Mobiltelefonen und DVD-Playern)

How to use Firmware in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Firmware with translations in English.

[1] Die Firmware der WLAN-Karte enthält auch eine Liste der Frequenzen, die in Deutschland genutzt werden dürfen.

[1] The firmware of the WLAN card also contains a list of frequencies that can be used in Germany

[1] „Der Festplattenhersteller Seagate hat in der vergangenen Nacht bekannt gegeben, dass (…) Festplatten dieser Baureihe durch eine fehlerhafte Firmware plötzlich ausfallen können.“

[1] "The hard disk manufacturer Seagate announced last night that (...) hard drives of this series can suddenly fail due to incorrect firmware"

[2] „Mit einer neuen Firmware ermöglicht Brother beim Fax-2920 eine neue Funktion: den Mehrfachausdruck von eingehenden Faxen.“

[2] "With a new firmware, Brother enables a new function in the Fax-2920: the multiple expression of incoming faxes" "

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