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Is it der, die oder das Protokoll?


The correct article in German of Protokoll is das. So it is das Protokoll! (nominative case)

The word Protokoll is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Protokoll?

How does the declension of Protokoll 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 das Protokoll die Protokolle
Genitive des Protokolls der Protokolle
Dative dem Protokoll den Protokollen
Akkusative das Protokoll die Protokolle

What is the meaning of Protokoll in German?

Protokoll has various definitions in German:

[1] Written recording or copy according to a precisely defined scheme

[1] schriftliche Aufzeichnung oder Niederschrift nach einem genau definierten Schema

[2] Diplomacy: Certain rules of dealing with intergovernmental contacts

[2] Diplomatie: bestimmte Regeln des Umgangs bei zwischenstaatlichen Kontakten

[3] Police, regionally: The police issued by the police mostly as a result of a traffic offense

[3] Polizei, regional: durch die Polizei ausgestellte Strafe meist als Folge eines Verkehrsvergehens

[4] Computer science, telecommunications: sentence of commands, a certain implementation, control of communication between two devices, for example between two computers

[4] Informatik, Telekommunikation: Satz von Befehlen, eine bestimmte Implementation, zur Steuerung der Kommunikation zwischen zwei Geräten, zum Beispiel zwischen zwei Computern

[5] Diplomatics: Entrance or end of a certificate

[5] Diplomatik: Eingang oder Schluss einer Urkunde

[6] Economy: Meeting report of an appointment

[6] Wirtschaft: Sitzungsbericht eines Termins

How to use Protokoll in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Protokoll with translations in English.

[1] Herr Müller schreibt heute das Protokoll!

[1] Mr. Müller writes the protocol today

[1] Ich möchte noch zu Protokoll geben, dass ich bei der letzten Sitzung nicht anwesend war.

[1] I would like to give a record that I was not present at the last session

[1] Der Zeuge gab seine Beobachtungen zu Protokoll.

[1] The witness gave his observations on protocol

[1] „Teilweise konnten Zeugen befragt oder ihre Protokolle genutzt werden.“

[1] "In some cases, witnesses could be interviewed or their protocols were used"

[2] Der Botschafter hielt sich an das vorgegebene Protokoll.

[2] The ambassador followed the given protocol

[2] Es verstößt gegen das Protokoll, laut zu lachen.

[2] It violates the protocol to loud to Lachenä

[2] „Dann tritt Lumumba ans Mikrofon – was im Protokoll gar nicht vorgesehen ist.“

[2] "Then Lumumba enters the microphone - which is not intended in the protocol"

[3] Ich habe schon wieder ein Protokoll wegen Falschparkens bekommen.

[3] I got a protocol again for false parking

[4] Das Hypertext Transfer Protokoll (HTTP) ist nicht das einzige Protokoll, das im Internet verwendet wird.

[4] The hypertext transfer protocol (http) is not the only protocol used on the Internet



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