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Which article for the English words used in German language? [duplicate]

I have often found "DAS" is used For the English words in German. e.g.: das Display, das Pixel, das Hotspot... und so on. Is this a general rule?
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Gender of foreign words and loan words [duplicate]

Note: I am not talking about new words which don't have an article yet. I am interested in talking about foreign terms and concepts in German. My examples are all in French, but could be in Italian or ...
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Wie weiß man, ob ein Fremdwort Maskulin, Feminin und Neutrum ist? [duplicate]

Ein Blog, ein Gangbang, ein Gangster und so weiter. Wie weiß man, ob ein Lehnwort Maskulin, Feminin und Neutrum ist?
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Genus bei Verwendung heterogener Termini [duplicate]

Welches Genus haben Nomen aus einer anderen Fremdsprache? Zum Beispiel das Wort application aus dem Englischen wird im Deutschen oft abgekürzt als App verwendet. Welches Genus hat dieser Begriff? ...
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How to determine the gender of a loanword? [duplicate]

What if there was a loanword that can't be translated into German, and must remain the same as it was in its original language? Like Lamborghini, for example? How can you tell the gender of a ...
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How do Germans give new words gender? [duplicate]

How are new words assigned gender? For instance, iPhone, Nasa, Youtube,etc. So many words are invented everyday (especially names of people, brands, products, apps). How do I (or anyone) know their ...
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Artikel für ein englisches Wort? [duplicate]

Welcher bestimmte Artikel sollte man für englische Wörter benutzen? Zum Beispiel, ich möchte "The Toolchain" sagen. Es gibt schon "die Werkzeugkette", aber "The Toolchain" ist ein Eigenname. ...
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Computerscience Branch definite Article ( Gender ) [duplicate]

Which definite Article is correctly used for the word "branch"? Examples: "Ich werde die Branch auschecken." or "Ich werde den Branch auschecken." I am a german native speaker, but I can't really ...
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Why is "das Büro" neutral? [duplicate]

Is there any specific rule for why the word "Büro" uses the "das"-Artikel or is it just one of those "just memorize it" words?
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The “Feel” of the Various Genders of German Nouns [duplicate]

As a native German speaker, how accurately can you guess the gender of a noun you don’t know (or whose definition you know, but whose gender you don’t)? For more common nouns, how often do you forget ...
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What gender is to be assigned to words that are directly taken from English like 'Jobinterview'? [duplicate]

I have observed that most of the words taken from English are assigned the neuter gender. Is it true for all words DIRECTLY taken from English?
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Why is it "der Bikini"? Shouldn't the noun be feminine?

I can understand that some German nouns (e.g. Mädchen) might just always have been whatever gender the noun is, and the explaintion is lost to the mists of time. But Bikinis were invented in the 1940s....
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Was ist das Genus von Skyr?

Wikipedia beschreibt Skyr wie folgt Skyr (...) ist ein traditionelles isländisches Milchprodukt und ist mit Quark oder dickflüssigem Joghurt zu vergleichen; bestimmte Bakterienkulturen spielen ...
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»Der Joghurt« vs. »Das Joghurt«

Wie ich bereits in einer anderen Frage erwähnt habe, lese ich gerade das Buch Denksport Deutsch von Daniel Scholten. Der erste Abschnitt, der rund 40 % des Buches ausmacht, ist dem unlogisch ...
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Words with multiple genders listed in dictionary

The Reverso dictionary lists Joghurt as either masculine or neuter. Duden lists it as masculine, feminine, or neuter. Generally, is there a distinction between using the different genders in such ...
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How do Germans associate neologisms and borrowed nouns with a gender/linguistic feature when this is not clear from the language of origin?

New words can enter a language: they can be created out of the evolution of the society or they can be borrowed from other languages. Some examples (not so new!) that come to my mind are e-mail, to ...
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Warum ist "Bill of Rights" feminin?

Ich habe gesehen, dass die amerikanische "Bill of Rights" laut Wikipedia feminin ist und musste mich fragen, warum das so ist. Die meisten von anderen Sprachen stammenden Wörter sind sächlich und die ...
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Is "Cola" feminine or neuter?

Is "Cola" feminine or neuter? I searched a bit on Google, and came up with both feminine and neuter and I'm a bit confused. I know I can say "Eine Dose Cola" (A can of Cola) but what is Cola's ...
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Geschlecht neuer zählbarer und unzählbarer Substantive

Ich habe gerade über Geschlechter von Substantiven nachgedacht. Im Standarddeutschen ist Butter weiblich, aber soweit ich weiß, kommen landschaftlich alle drei Geschlechter vor. Weniger überraschend ...
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Gender logic, if any

I'm a native speaker of Portuguese, know some English and have been studying German. I'm trying to understand the way the gender were assigned to nouns. I thought of this hypothetical situation: a ...