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Is it der, die oder das Daten?

Rarely also occurs the singular "Date" (see there).

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 Daten?

How does the declension of Daten 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 Daten
Genitive der Daten
Dative den Daten
Akkusative die Daten

What is the meaning of Daten in German?

Daten has various definitions in German:

[1] determined/obtained measured values ​​or statistical information on something

[1] ermittelte/gewonnene Messwerte oder auch statistische Angaben zu etwas

[2] Computer science: structured information

[2] Informatik: strukturierte Information

[3] consisting of information that is mathematically helpful for a computing process

[3] Bestand an Information, die mathematisch hilfreich für einen Rechenvorgang ist

How to use Daten in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Daten with translations in English.

[1] Die bei der Europawahl abgegebenen Stimmen aller Wahlberechtigten spiegelt sich in der Angabe zur Wahlbeteiligung wider und sind statistische Daten.

[1] The votes of all voters entitled to vote in the European election are reflected in the statistical data and are statistical data

[1] Der Euro Hawk, ein unbemannter Flieger mit 40 Metern Flügelspannweite, sollte der Bundeswehr dazu dienen, aus 20.000 Metern Höhe Daten eines Gegners, etwa Sprechverbindungen, auszuspähen sowie gegnerische Radars zu erkennen.

[1] The Euro Hawk, an unmanned aircraft with a wing span 40 meters, should serve the Bundeswehr to spy on an enemy, such as speech connections, and to recognize opposing radars from 20,000 meters.

[2] Jeder Computer wandelt die zu verarbeitenden Information in Daten um, die lediglich aus 1en und 0en bestehen.

[2] Each computer converts the information to be processed into data that only consist of 1 and 0en

[3] Die Daten zum Temperaturverlauf werden systematisch ermittelt und später als Tagesmittelwert ausgewiesen.

[3] The data at the temperature of the temperature is systematically determined and later identified as a daily mean

How do you pronounce Daten?

Daten (Österreich)
Daten (Österreich)

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