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Is it der, die oder das Bresche?


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

The word Bresche 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 Bresche?

How does the declension of Bresche 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 Bresche die Breschen
Genitive der Bresche der Breschen
Dative der Bresche den Breschen
Akkusative die Bresche die Breschen

What is the meaning of Bresche in German?

Bresche has various definitions in German:

[1] outdated: from the attackers generated and possibly usable gap in a defense system

[1] veraltend: von den Angreifern erzeugte und womöglich nutzbare Lücke in einer Verteidigungsanlage

[2] Today mostly in a figurative sense: failure, gap

[2] heute meist im übertragenen Sinne: Ausfall, Lücke

How to use Bresche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bresche with translations in English.

[1] Wütende Krieger stürmten durch die von Mineuren erzeugte Bresche in der Mauer.

[1] Angry warriors stormed through the breach generated by Minerschen in the Wall

[2] Nachdem der Spieler ausgefallen war, musste ein Ersatzmann in die Bresche springen.

[2] After the player had failed, a replacement man had to go to the breach

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