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Is it der, die oder das Deckname?


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

The word Deckname 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 Deckname?

How does the declension of Deckname 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 Deckname die Decknamen
Genitive des Decknamens der Decknamen
Dative dem Decknamen den Decknamen
Akkusative den Decknamen die Decknamen

What is the meaning of Deckname in German?

Deckname has various definitions in German:

[1] Name that is used not to use the right name so that the person or thing in question remains undetected

[1] Name, der verwendet wird, um den richtigen Namen nicht zu benutzen, damit die betreffende Person oder Sache unerkannt bleibt.

[2] encrypted designation for a project

[2] Verschlüsselte Bezeichnung für ein Vorhaben

How to use Deckname in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Deckname with translations in English.

[1] Kurt Tucholsky schrieb unter verschiedenen Decknamen, z.B. "Peter Panter".

[1] Kurt Tucholsky wrote under different cod names. "Peter Panter".

[1] „Der Akt der Zuteilung von Decknamen ist eine Widerstandshandlung.“

[1] "The act of allocating the migration names is a resistance act" "

[1] „Werte Leserschaft, ihr müßt wissen, in der damaligen Zeit, gegen Ende der Mongolenherrschaft, bestand in akademischen Kreisen der kuriose Brauch, sich einen Decknamen zuzulegen und inkognito zu reisen.“

[1] "Value readers, you should know, in the time, towards the end of the Mongol rule, consisting of curious customs in academic circles to get a circles and travel to incognito"

[2] Die Aktion wurde unter dem Decknamen … geplant.

[2] The campaign was under the lid name ... planned

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