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Is it der, die oder das Compliance?


The correct article in German of Compliance is die. So it is die Compliance! (nominative case)

The word Compliance is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Compliance?

How does the declension of Compliance 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 die Compliance
Genitive der Compliance
Dative der Compliance
Akkusative die Compliance

What is the meaning of Compliance in German?

Compliance has various definitions in German:

[1] Business administration: compliance with behavioral rules, laws and guidelines by companies and their employees

[1] Betriebswirtschaftslehre: die Einhaltung von Verhaltensmaßregeln, Gesetzen und Richtlinien durch Unternehmen und deren Mitarbeiter

[2] Medicine, psychology: compliance with behavioral rules, laws and guidelines by the patient

[2] Medizin, Psychologie: die Einhaltung von Verhaltensmaßregeln, Gesetzen und Richtlinien durch den Patienten

[3] Medicine, Physiology: A measure of the elasticity of body structures such as Zäb B.

[3] Medizin, Physiologie: ein Maß für die Dehnbarkeit von Körperstrukturen wie z. B. die Lunge

How to use Compliance in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Compliance with translations in English.

[1] Compliance in der Wirtschaft bedeutet, sich bei sämtlichen wirtschaftlichen Aktivitäten an geltendes Recht zu halten.

[1] Compliance in the economy means to stick to applicable law in all economic activities

[1] „Lange Zeit mischten europäische Firmen hier fleißig mit, erst seit einigen Jahren hat sich in den Unternehmen eine strengere Compliance durchgesetzt.“

[1] "For a long time, European companies have been involved here, only for several years a stricter compliance has prevailed in the companies"

[2] Die sogenannte Compliance, das Maß und die Bereitschaft eines Patienten, diagnostische und therapeutische Vorgaben zu befolgen, ist um so ausgeprägter, je besser der Patient über die eigene Situation orientiert ist.

[2] The so -called compliance, the measure and the willingness of a patient to follow diagnostic and therapeutic requirements is more pronounced the better the patient is based on his own situation

[3] „Das Verständnis von der Compliance einer Lunge ist […] dann von Bedeutung, wenn künstlich beatmet werden muss.“

[3] "Understanding the compliance of a lung is [...] important when artificially ventilated"

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