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Is it der, die oder das Breslau?

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 Breslau?

How does the declension of Breslau 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) Breslau
Genitive (des Breslau) (des Breslaus) Breslaus
Dative (dem) Breslau
Akkusative (das) Breslau

What is the meaning of Breslau in German?

Breslau is defined as:

[1] German name of the city of Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland

[1] deutsche Bezeichnung der Stadt Wrocław, Niederschlesien, Polen

How to use Breslau in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Breslau with translations in English.

[1] Ich bin in Breslau geboren.

[1] I was born in Wroclaw

[1] Ich habe in Breslau meinen Urlaub verbracht.

[1] I spent my vacation in Wroclaw

[1] Breslau ist die Metropole Niederschlesiens.

[1] Breslau is the metropolis of Lower Silesia

[1] Das Breslau der zwanziger Jahre war eine geschäftstüchtige Stadt.

[1] The Breslau of the twenties was a business -friendly city

[1] Nach Breslau führen viele Wege.

[1] Many paths lead to Wroclaw

[1] „Mit ihren zwanzig Jahren hatte sie Breslau noch nie verlassen und war wohl neugierig, wie die übrige Welt aussah; es mußte sehr reizvoll für sie sein, mit Dresden zu beginnen.“

[1] "At the age of twenty she had never left Wroclaw and was probably curious how the rest of the world had a look at it. It had to be very attractive for her to start with Dresden" "

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