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Is it der, die oder das Hashtag?



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

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

Duden only goes from a neutral genus, however, there are numerous examples of using the masculine.

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 Hashtag?

How does the declension of Hashtag 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 das Hashtag der Hashtag die Hashtags
Genitive des Hashtags des Hashtags der Hashtags
Dative dem Hashtag dem Hashtag den Hashtags
Akkusative das Hashtag den Hashtag die Hashtags

What is the meaning of Hashtag in German?

Hashtag is defined as:

[1] Internet: A keyword or keyword marked with a preceded diamond mark, which is thus marked as a potential search term

[1] Internet: ein mit einem vorangestellten Rautezeichen gekennzeichnetes Schlüsselwort oder Schlagwort, das damit als potentieller Suchbegriff markiert wird

How to use Hashtag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hashtag with translations in English.

[1] Twitter ist die „Mutter der Hashtags“.

[1] Twitter is the "mother of the hashtags"

[1] Hashtags können hierbei sowohl im Fließtext integriert sein als auch am Ende der Nachricht stehen.

[1] Hashtags can be integrated both in the body text and stand at the end of the message

[1] Ihre Währung ist der Hashtag, das digitale Schlagwort, mit dem sie jeden Blogeintrag, Tweet und Instagram-Post versehen und so ein gigantisches digitales Archiv anlegen.

[1] Your currency is the hashtag, the digital keyword with which you provide every blog entry, tweet and Instagram post and thus create a gigantic digital archive

[1] Nach dem Terroranschlag auf das Pariser Satiremagazin "Charlie Hebdo" hat sich der Slogan "Je suis Charlie" (Ich bin Charlie) als Zeichen der Solidarität in Windeseile weltweit verbreitet: Auf dem Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter wurde der Hashtag #JeSuisCharlie nach der Attacke vom Mittwoch bisher mehr als fünf Millionen Mal benutzt.

After the terrorist attack on the Paris satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo", the slogan "Je Suis Charlie" (I am Charlie) spread as a sign of solidarity in no time: On the short message service Twitter, the hashtag became

[1] Aber auch andere Plattformen wie Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest oder auch der Facebook-Konkurrent Google+ setzen mittlerweile auf klickbare Hashtags.

[1] But also other platforms such as Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest or the Facebook competitor Google now rely on clickable hashtags

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