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Is it der, die oder das Brauch?


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

The word Brauch 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 Brauch?

How does the declension of Brauch 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 Brauch die Bräuche
Genitive des Brauchs des Brauches der Bräuche
Dative dem Brauch dem Brauche den Bräuchen
Akkusative den Brauch die Bräuche

What is the meaning of Brauch in German?

Brauch has various definitions in German:

[1] common or traditional behavior in a society

[1] übliche oder traditionelle Verhaltensweise in einer Gesellschaft

[2] Octed: Using, using a thing for your purpose, using it, using it

[2] veraltet: das Benutzen, Verwenden einer Sache zu ihrem Zweck, das Gebrauchen

How to use Brauch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brauch with translations in English.

[1] Bei uns ist es Brauch, die Braut über die Schwelle zu tragen.

[1] With us it is customary to carry the bride over the threshold

[1] „Der Brauch soll auf das 16. Jahrhundert zurückgehen.“

[1] "The custom should go back to the 16e century."

[1] „Dem Brauch gemäß eröffneten ihn Braut und Bräutigam mit einem Menuett.“

[1] "According to the custom, the bride and groom opened it with a menuat" "

[1] „Der Barkeeper muss zugeben, dass dies ein hübscher Brauch ist und lässt es dabei bewenden.“

[1] "The bartender has to admit that this is a pretty custom and lets it move"

[2] Man könnte meinen, der Brauch der Sprache verkommt immer mehr.

[2] You might think that the custom of the language is increasing more and more

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