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Is it der, die oder das Geheimhaltung?


The correct article in German of Geheimhaltung is die. So it is die Geheimhaltung! (nominative case)

The word Geheimhaltung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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 Geheimhaltung?

How does the declension of Geheimhaltung 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 Geheimhaltung
Genitive der Geheimhaltung
Dative der Geheimhaltung
Akkusative die Geheimhaltung

What is the meaning of Geheimhaltung in German?

Geheimhaltung is defined as:

[1] Measure/behavior so as not to let anything get to people who are considered unauthorized/undesirable

[1] Maßnahme/Verhalten, um etwas nicht an Personen gelangen zu lassen, die dazu für unbefugt/unerwünscht gehalten werden

How to use Geheimhaltung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Geheimhaltung with translations in English.

[1] „Aber in diesen Fällen wird bereits ein Mechanismus zur Geheimhaltung vorausgesetzt.“

[1] "But in these cases, a mechanism is already to be secured"

[1] „Mit Kriegsbeginn bzw. in den ersten Kriegsmonaten wurden aus Gründen der militärischen Geheimhaltung in ganz Deutschland Poststempel, deren Ortsangaben auf militärische Einrichtungen hinwiesen, aptiert oder zurückgezogen und durch Stempel mit neutraler Inschrift ersetzt.“

[1] "At the beginning of the war or in the first months of the war, postmarks were given to military facilities for military confidentiality throughout Germany, and replaced by stamps with a neutral inscription."

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