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Is it der, die oder das Datenschutz?


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

The word Datenschutz 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 Datenschutz?

How does the declension of Datenschutz 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 Datenschutz
Genitive des Datenschutzes
Dative dem Datenschutz dem Datenschutze
Akkusative den Datenschutz

What is the meaning of Datenschutz in German?

Datenschutz has various definitions in German:

[1] In the narrower sense: the protection of personal data from misuse

[1] im engeren Sinne: der Schutz personenbezogener Daten vor Missbrauch

[2] In a broader sense: the protection of economic, scientific or technical data against loss, change or theft

[2] im weiteren Sinne: der Schutz wirtschaftlicher, wissenschaftlicher oder technischer Daten gegen Verlust, Veränderung oder Diebstahl

How to use Datenschutz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Datenschutz with translations in English.

[1] Um den Datenschutz kümmern sich die Datenschutzbeauftragten.

[1] The data protection officer takes care of data protection

[2] Aus Gründen des Datenschutzes dürfen Besucher unser Unternehmen nur nach Anmeldung betreten.

For reasons of data protection, visitors may only enter our company after registration

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