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Is it der, die oder das Brettspiel?


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

The word Brettspiel 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 Brettspiel?

How does the declension of Brettspiel 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 Brettspiel die Brettspiele
Genitive des Brettspieles des Brettspiels der Brettspiele
Dative dem Brettspiel dem Brettspiele den Brettspielen
Akkusative das Brettspiel die Brettspiele

What is the meaning of Brettspiel in German?

Brettspiel is defined as:

[1] Game that is played on a game board and on which the players act with figures, stones or other material

[1] Spiel, das auf einem Spielbrett gespielt wird und auf dem die Spieler mit Figuren, Steinen oder anderem Material agieren

How to use Brettspiel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brettspiel with translations in English.

[1] Brettspiele sind oft für die ganze Familie konzipiert.

[1] board games are often designed for the whole family

[1] „Seeleute und Händler verbreiteten das Brettspiel rund um den Indischen Ozean.“

[1] "Sailors and traders spread the board game around the Indian Oceane"

[1] „Der Höhenflug dieser Vögel setzte sich auch als Brettspiel durch.“

[1] "The flight of these birds also sat down as a board game"

[1] „Das Brettspiel, das erstmals um 1300 in der isländischen Grettissaga Erwähnung findet, wo es Hala-tafl genannt wird, ist viel komplizierter, obwohl es auch eine Variante des Fuchs-und-Gänse-Spiels darstellt.“

[1] "The board game, which is first mentioned around 1300 in the Icelandic Grettissaga, where it is called Hala-Tafl, is much more complicated, although it also shows a variant of the Fuchs-and-Gänse game"

[1] „Im Rahmen eines Projekts ist es sogar möglich, bereits mit Schulanfängern ein Brettspiel zu gestalten, das den Schulweg abbildet.“

[1] "As part of a project, it is even possible to make a board game with school beginners that reproduced the way to school"

[1] „Wir nehmen an, dass die Fähigkeit des Menschen, Brettspiele zu erfinden, älter ist als es die archäologischen Funde nahelegen.“

[1] "We assume that the ability of man to invent board games is older than the archaeological finds nearby"

How do you pronounce Brettspiel?

Brettspiel (Österreich)

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