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Is it der, die oder das Format?


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

The word Format 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 Format?

How does the declension of Format 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 Format die Formate
Genitive des Formates des Formats der Formate
Dative dem Format dem Formate den Formaten
Akkusative das Format die Formate

What is the meaning of Format in German?

Format has various definitions in German:

[1] Form and size of paper, books, printed products or files and films

[1] Form und Größe von zum Beispiel Papier, Büchern, Druckerzeugnissen oder auch Dateien und Filmen

[2] Only singular: rank, goodness, value of an athlete, artist or generally someone who performs an activity

[2] nur Singular: Rang, Güte, Wert eines Sportlers, Künstlers oder generell jemandes, der eine Tätigkeit ausübt

[3] Only singular: character size

[3] nur Singular: Charaktergröße

How to use Format in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Format with translations in English.

[1] Das DIN-A0-Format hat die Fläche von einem Quadratmeter.

[1] The DIN-A0 format has the area of ​​a square meter

[1] Vom Plakat zur Visitenkarte, wir drucken alle Formate.

[1] From the poster to the business card, we print all formats

[1] Sie können Ihre Arbeiten im Word-, LaTeX, oder PDF-Format abliefern.

[1] You can deliver your work in Word, Latex, or PDF format

[1] Beim Abfassen neuer Wiktionary-Artikel sollte man sich nach den Formatvorlagen richten.

[1] When drawing new wikingary articles, you should follow the format templates

[2] Einen Spieler von diesem Format haben wir lange nicht gehabt.

[2] We haven't had a player from this format for a long time

[3] Dieser neue Vereinsvorsitzende ist wirklich eine Person mit Format.

[3] This new club chairman is really a person with form.

[3] Los, geh hin und entschuldige dich, jetzt kannst du wirklich mal Format zeigen.

[3] go, go there and apologize, now you can really show format

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