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Is it der, die oder das Brennerei?


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

The word Brennerei 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 Brennerei?

How does the declension of Brennerei 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 Brennerei die Brennereien
Genitive der Brennerei der Brennereien
Dative der Brennerei den Brennereien
Akkusative die Brennerei die Brennereien

What is the meaning of Brennerei in German?

Brennerei is defined as:

[1] A company in which heavily alcoholic beverages are distilled from a slightly alcoholic output product

[1] ein Betrieb, in dem stark alkoholhaltige Getränke aus einem schwach alkoholischen Ausgangsprodukt destilliert werden

How to use Brennerei in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brennerei with translations in English.

[1] Beim Besuch der Brennerei konnte man Branntwein probieren.

[1] When visiting the distillery you could try brandy

[1] „Zwar residiert in der Brennerei neben die Vietzkes inzwischen die Kommandantura, aber was hilft's?“

[1] "Although the Commandantura now resides in the distillery next to the Vietzkes, but what helps"

[1] „Der seit Jahrzehnten für die Brennerei tätige Hans Bleibtreu und der Brennermeister Bruno Brand sorgen dafür, dass die Geschäfte solide, ehrlich und halbwegs profitabel weiterlaufen und nichts am Geheimrezept des legendären Korngeists herumgepfuscht wird.“

[1] "Hans Bleibtreu, who has been working for the distillery for decades, and the master barrier Bruno Brand ensure that the shops continue to run solidly, honestly and reasonably profitable and nothing is bashed around on the secret recipe of the legendary grain spirit"

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Pictures or photos of Brennerei

[1] Brennkessel in einer Brennerei
[1] Brennkessel in einer Brennerei

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