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Is it der, die oder das Briefkontakt?


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

The word Briefkontakt 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 Briefkontakt?

How does the declension of Briefkontakt 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 Briefkontakt die Briefkontakte
Genitive des Briefkontaktes des Briefkontakts der Briefkontakte
Dative dem Briefkontakt dem Briefkontakte den Briefkontakten
Akkusative den Briefkontakt die Briefkontakte

What is the meaning of Briefkontakt in German?

Briefkontakt is defined as:

[1] Letter contact

[1] brieflicher Kontakt

How to use Briefkontakt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Briefkontakt with translations in English.

[1] „Im Vergleich zum postalischen Briefkontakt (im Netzjargon: Snail Mail) ist der E-Mail-Austausch sehr viel schneller und erlaubt bei Bedarf einen Austausch mit derselben Person mehrmals täglich, wodurch etwa im beruflichen Kontext die Kooperation über Distanzen hinweg erleichtert wird und im privaten Kontext besonders enge Brieffreundschaften entstehen können.“

[1] “Compared to postal contact contact (in the Netzjargon: Snail Mail), the email exchange is much faster and, if necessary, allows an exchange with the same person several times a day, which makes cooperation over distances, for example And particularly close letter friendships can arise in the private context.

[1] „Zu dieser Zeit pflegte Stroud mit einer älteren Witwe namens Della Jones engen Briefkontakt, der sich über eine ornithologische Zeitschrift angebahnt hatte.“

[1] "At that time, Stroud used an older widow named Della Jones Engen letter contact, which had been used by an ornithological magazine"

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