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Is it der, die oder das BRD?


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

The word BRD 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 BRD?

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

What is the meaning of BRD in German?

BRD has various definitions in German:

[1] not officially: Federal Republic of Germany (from 1990, as a united Germany)

[1] nicht amtlich: Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ab 1990, als vereinigtes Deutschland)

[2] not officially: Federal Republic of Germany (1949–1990, as West Germany)

[2] nicht amtlich: Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949–1990, als Westdeutschland)

How to use BRD in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using BRD with translations in English.

[1] Die BRD ist ein europäischer Staat.

[1] The FRG is a European state

[2] Die Beziehungen zwischen der BRD und der DDR waren fast immer schlecht.

[2] The relationships between the FRG and the GDR were almost always bad

[2] „Die in der BRD stationierten GIs brachten den New-Orleans-Sound nach München.“

[2] "The GIS stationed in the FRG brought the New Orleans sound to Munich" "

[2] „Erst später konnte unser Präsident sich eingestehen, dass der Einigungsprozess zwischen DDR und BRD nicht mehr aufgehalten werden konnte.“

[2] "It was only later that our president could admit that the unification process between the GDR and FRG could no longer be stopped"

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