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Is it der, die oder das Bankgeheimnis?


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

The word Bankgeheimnis 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 Bankgeheimnis?

How does the declension of Bankgeheimnis 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 Bankgeheimnis
Genitive des Bankgeheimnisses
Dative dem Bankgeheimnis dem Bankgeheimnisse
Akkusative das Bankgeheimnis

What is the meaning of Bankgeheimnis in German?

Bankgeheimnis is defined as:

[1] Duty to confidentiality and the right to refuse information from banks against third parties (such as state institutions) on the financial situation of their customers

[1] Verschwiegenheitspflicht und Recht der Auskunftsverweigerung von Banken gegenüber Dritten (wie zum Beispiel staatlichen Institutionen) über die finanziellen Verhältnisse ihrer Kunden

How to use Bankgeheimnis in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bankgeheimnis with translations in English.

[1] Die Schweiz ist für ihr Bankgeheimnis bekannt.

[1] Switzerland is known for its banking secret

[1] „Weil er damit gegen das Schweizer Bankgeheimnis verstieß und zudem nicht im Besitz der Daten hätte sein dürfen, wurde er aus der Vermögensverwaltung suspendiert.“

[1] "Because he was violating Swiss banking secrecy and should not have been in possession of the data, he was suspended from the asset management" "

[1] „[…] Luxemburg hat lange am Bankgeheimnis festgehalten, wie übrigens auch Österreich. Anleger konnten dort die Zinssteuer sparen.“

[1] "[…] Luxembourg has long held on banking secrecy, like Austria investors were able to save interest tax there."

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