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Is it der, die oder das Branntwein?


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

The word Branntwein is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Branntwein?

How does the declension of Branntwein 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 Branntwein die Branntweine
Genitive des Branntweines des Branntweins der Branntweine
Dative dem Branntwein dem Branntweine den Branntweinen
Akkusative den Branntwein die Branntweine

What is the meaning of Branntwein in German?

Branntwein is defined as:

[1] a drink with a high alcohol content originally made only from wine, but later also from other fermented liquids by distillation

[1] ein ursprünglich nur aus Wein, später aber auch aus anderen vergorenen Flüssigkeiten durch Destillation hergestelltes Getränk mit hohem Alkoholgehalt

How to use Branntwein in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Branntwein with translations in English.

[1] Du sollst nicht immer so viel Branntwein trinken!

[1] You shouldn't always drink so much brandy !

[1] Mit Fortfall dieser Bestimmung ab 1942 hat sich der Verbrauch von Branntwein zu gewerblichen Zwecken dem für Trinkzwecke wieder genähert.[2]

[1] With the discontinuation of this provision from 1942, the consumption of brandy for commercial purposes has again approached that for drinking purposes. [2]

[1] In einer Privatbrennerei durfte man nur eine bestimmte Menge Branntwein für den Hausbedarf brennen.

[1] In a private distillery you were only allowed to distil a certain amount of brandy for household use

[1] „Dann verteilt er Branntwein und gibt den Häuptlingen Bedenkzeit.“[3]

[1] “Then he distributes brandy and gives the chiefs time to think about it” [3]

[1] „Wie so viele andere Färinger in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts hatte ihn der Branntwein zugrunde gerichtet.“[4]

[1] "Like so many other Faroese in the second half of the 19th century, the brandy ruined him." [4]

[1] „Die Russen bestehen darauf, daß sie ständig in Betrieb bleibt, um Spiritus oder besser gesagt Branntwein herzustellen.“[5]

[1] "The Russians insist that it remain in operation continuously in order to produce alcohol or, better said, brandy." [5]

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Pictures or photos of Branntwein

[1] Brennerei zur Herstellung von Branntwein
[1] Brennerei zur Herstellung von Branntwein

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