map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Programm?


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

The word Programm 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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Programm?

How does the declension of Programm 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 Programm die Programme
Genitive des Programms des Programmes der Programme
Dative dem Programm dem Programme den Programmen
Akkusative das Programm die Programme

What is the meaning of Programm in German?

Programm has various definitions in German:

[1] Software: sequence of instructions for a machine (often for a computer) or a system

[1] Software: Folge von Anweisungen für eine Maschine (häufig für einen Computer) oder eine Anlage

[2] Broadcasting, event: all events, presentations or performances in a fixed sequence for television, film, cinema, opera, radio, sport, theater or the like

[2] Rundfunk, Veranstaltung: alle Veranstaltungen, Darbietungen oder Aufführungen in zeitlich festgelegter Reihenfolge bei Fernsehen, Film, Kino, Oper, Rundfunk, Sport, Theater oder Ähnlichem

[3] Broadcasting: radio or television broadcasters

[3] Rundfunk: Hörfunk- oder Fernsehsender

[4] Media: sheet or booklet containing the program [2, 3]

[4] Medien: Blatt oder Heft, in dem das Programm[2, 3] steht

[5] Concept for achieving certain goals

[5] Konzept zum Erreichen bestimmter Ziele

How to use Programm in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Programm with translations in English.

[1] Hast du das neue Programm schon installiert?

[1] Have you already installed the new program?

[2] Was steht denn heute auf dem Programm?

[2] What's on the program for today?

[3] Das ist das zweite Programm des Westdeutschen Rundfunks.

[3] This is the second program of Westdeutscher Rundfunk.

[4] Schau doch mal ins aktuelle Kinoprogramm!

[4] Have a look at the current cinema program!

[5] „Wäre der Koran aber das Programm einer politischen Partei, würde diese fraglos sofort einstimmig verboten werden.“[3]

[5] "If the Koran were the program of a political party, it would undoubtedly be unanimously banned immediately ." [3]

[5] „Das Programm umfasste neben zwei Vorträgen über aktuelle Projekte zur sprachlichen Integration von Flüchtlingen eine anschließende Podiumsdiskussion.“[4]

[5] “In addition to two lectures on current projects for the linguistic integration of refugees, the program also included a subsequent panel discussion” [4]

How do you pronounce Programm?

Programm (Österreich)

The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.