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Is it der, die oder das Brei?


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

The word Brei 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 Brei?

How does the declension of Brei 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 Brei die Breie
Genitive des Breis des Breies der Breie
Dative dem Brei dem Breie den Breien
Akkusative den Brei die Breie

What is the meaning of Brei in German?

Brei is defined as:

[1] thick -liquid cooked food

[1] dickflüssige gekochte Speise

How to use Brei in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brei with translations in English.

[1] Er fütterte das Baby mit Brei.

[1] He fed the baby with porridge

[1] „Für etwas Geld oder kostenlos für Mütter, die kein Geld haben, und ohne Lebensmittelmarken können sie etwas warme Haferflocken oder Brei für ihre Kinder bekommen, Magermilch und heiße Suppe.“

[1] "For some money or free of charge for mothers who have no money, and without food brands they can get some warm oatmeal or porridge for their children, lean milk and hot soup"

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