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Is it der, die oder das Brauchtum?


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

The word Brauchtum 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 Brauchtum?

How does the declension of Brauchtum 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 Brauchtum die Brauchtümer
Genitive des Brauchtums der Brauchtümer
Dative dem Brauchtum den Brauchtümern
Akkusative das Brauchtum die Brauchtümer

What is the meaning of Brauchtum in German?

Brauchtum is defined as:

[1] All customs of a certain community together

[1] alle Bräuche einer bestimmten Gemeinschaft zusammen

How to use Brauchtum in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brauchtum with translations in English.

[1] „Er war sichtlich verwundert, dass ich von diesem Brauchtum noch nichts gehört hatte, seufzte tief und setzte zu einer wortreichen Erklärung an.“

[1] "He was visibly surprised that I had never heard of this customs, sighed deeply and set a word -rich explanation"

[1] „Die eigene jüdische Lebensweise und Kultur gab aber auch auf indirektem Weg den Anstoß zu Bedeutungserweiterungen, Bedeutungsverschiebungen und Wortneuschöpfungen in der Deutschen Komponente, die nicht alle dem Bereich des Religiösen oder des Brauchtums zuzuordnen sind.“

[1] "However, its own Jewish way of life and culture also indirectly gave the impetus to expansion of meaning, shifts in meaning and wording in the German component that not all of which are to be assigned to the area of ​​religious or customs"

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