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Is it der, die oder das Copyright?


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

The word Copyright 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 Copyright?

How does the declension of Copyright 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 Copyright die Copyrights
Genitive des Copyrights der Copyrights
Dative dem Copyright den Copyrights
Akkusative das Copyright die Copyrights

What is the meaning of Copyright in German?

Copyright is defined as:

[1] entirety of all legal provisions that protect the rights of a author on the works he created

[1] Gesamtheit aller gesetzlichen Bestimmungen, die die Rechte eines Urhebers an den von ihm geschaffenen Werken schützen

How to use Copyright in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Copyright with translations in English.

[1] „Bücher behalten ihr Copyright auch noch 70 Jahre, nachdem der Autor gestorben ist, wovon der Urheber des Werkes bestimmt nicht profitiert.“

[1] "Books still have their copyright 70 years after the author has died, of which the author of the work will definitely not benefit"

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