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Is it der, die oder das Brexit?


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

The word Brexit 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 Brexit?

How does the declension of Brexit 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 Brexit
Genitive des Brexits
Dative dem Brexit
Akkusative den Brexit

What is the meaning of Brexit in German?

Brexit is defined as:

[1] Politics: Exit of the United Kingdom from the EU

[1] Politik: Austritt des Vereinigten Königreichs aus der EU

How to use Brexit in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brexit with translations in English.

[1] „Ob solche Manöver den Brexit am Ende abwehren können, ist allerdings offen.“

[1] "However, whether such maneuvers can ward off Brexit at the end is open"

[1] „Im Juni 2016 wurde die Premier League politisch und trat wenige Tage vor der Abstimmung über den Brexit für einen Verbleib des Vereinigten Königreichs in der Europäischen Union ein mit der Begründung, dass die Liga für Offenheit und Internationalität stehe.“

[1] "In June 2016, the Premier League became political and a few days before the vote on Brexit for a whereabouts of the United Kingdom in the European Union, on the grounds that the league for openness and internationality stands"

[1] Nun bezifferte der britische Schatzkanzler, welche Auswirkungen der EU-Ausstieg auf den britischen Haushalt hat. Umgerechnet 3,4 Milliarden Euro werden zur Vorbereitung des Brexit beiseite gelegt.

[1] Now the British Treasury Chancellor quantified the effects of the EU exit on the British budget.

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