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Is it der, die oder das Dateiname?


The correct article in German of Dateiname is der. So it is der Dateiname! (nominative case)

The word Dateiname is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Dateiname?

How does the declension of Dateiname 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 der Dateiname die Dateinamen
Genitive des Dateinamens der Dateinamen
Dative dem Dateinamen den Dateinamen
Akkusative den Dateinamen die Dateinamen

What is the meaning of Dateiname in German?

Dateiname is defined as:

[1] EDP: character chain that clearly identifies a file within a folder

[1] EDV: Zeichenkette, die eine Datei innerhalb eines Ordners eindeutig identifiziert

How to use Dateiname in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dateiname with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe den Brief unter dem Dateinamen „Brief_an_Vater.odt“ gespeichert.

[1] I saved the letter under the file name "Letter_an_Vateräodt".

[1] Dateinamen enden oft mit drei Buchstaben, die die Art der Datei bezeichnen.

[1] File names often end with three letters that designate the type of file

[1] Du kannst die Datei nicht „Liste.txt“ nennen, denn dieser Dateiname ist in diesem Ordner schon vergeben.

[1] You cannot call the file "ListeTxt", because this file name has already been assigned in this folder.

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