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Is it der, die oder das Geheimdienst?


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

The word Geheimdienst 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 Geheimdienst?

How does the declension of Geheimdienst 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 Geheimdienst die Geheimdienste
Genitive des Geheimdienstes des Geheimdiensts der Geheimdienste
Dative dem Geheimdienst dem Geheimdienste den Geheimdiensten
Akkusative den Geheimdienst die Geheimdienste

What is the meaning of Geheimdienst in German?

Geheimdienst is defined as:

[1] The entirety of all organizations and authorities that operate hidden in the public and supply the state with information to protect it from possible opponents

[1] die Gesamtheit aller Organisationen und Behörden, die verdeckt vor der Öffentlichkeit operieren und den Staat mit Informationen versorgen, um ihn vor möglichen Gegnern zu schützen

How to use Geheimdienst in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geheimdienst with translations in English.

[1] „Traditionell wird die Kryptographie von den Geheimdiensten aller Staaten genutzt.“

[1] "Traditionally, cryptography is used by the secret services of all states"

[1] „Er war der Bruder eines Attentäters, der Schwager eines Volksfeindes, und er ist aus dem Geheimdienst ausgetreten.“

[1] "He was the brother of an assassin, the brother -in -law of an enemy of the people, and he left the secret service"

[1] „Nach seinem Ausscheiden aus dem Geheimdienst steigt er in den internationalen Handel mit Blutdiamanten aus dem Kongo ein.“

[1] "After leaving the secret service, he rises to international trade in blood diamonds from the Congo" "

[1] „Die Regierung ließ mit scharfer Munition auf Demonstranten schießen, Geheimdienste meucheln, reguläre Soldaten bekämpfen die Bevölkerung.“

[1] "The government had a sharp ammunition shooting on demonstrators, secret services, regular soldiers fight the population" "

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