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Is it der, die oder das Briefmarke?


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

The word Briefmarke is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Briefmarke?

How does the declension of Briefmarke 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 Briefmarke die Briefmarken
Genitive der Briefmarke der Briefmarken
Dative der Briefmarke den Briefmarken
Akkusative die Briefmarke die Briefmarken

What is the meaning of Briefmarke in German?

Briefmarke is defined as:

[1] Postal system: stick-on (more rarely also printed) stamp that serves as a means of payment for postal charges

[1] Postwesen: aufklebbares (seltener auch aufgedrucktes) Wertzeichen, das als Zahlungsmittel für Postgebühren dient

How to use Briefmarke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Briefmarke with translations in English.

[1] In der heutigen Zeit müssen die Briefmarken oft den elektronischen Frankiersystemen weichen.

[1] Nowadays, postage stamps often have to give way to electronic franking systems.

[1] Der englische Postmeister Sir Rowland Hill gilt als der Vater der Briefmarke. Er entwickelte 1837 die Idee für die so genannte Portoquittung, die heutige Briefmarke.

[1] The English postmaster Sir Rowland Hill is considered to be the father of the postage stamp . In 1837 he developed the idea for the so-called postage receipt, today's postage stamp.

[1] Die erste deutsche Briefmarke, der so genannte „Schwarze Einser“, wurde am 1. November 1849 vom Königreich Bayern herausgegeben.

[1] The first German postage stamp, the so-called “Black One”, was issued on November 1, 1849 by the Kingdom of Bavaria.

[1] „Deswegen sparten die Sachalinbewohner ihre Urlaubstage an und sammelten Urlaubszeit, wie man anderswo Briefmarken sammelt.“[1]

[1] "That is why the Sakhalin residents saved up their vacation days and collected vacation time as one collects postage stamps elsewhere." [1]

[1] „Die Portiers schenken mir Briefmarken, die ich sammle, weil ich sie vielleicht später verkaufen kann.“[2]

[1] “The porters give me stamps that I collect because I might be able to sell them later” [2]

[1] „In den 170 Jahren ihres Bestehens hat die Briefmarke weltweit ihre ursprüngliche Funktion beibehalten: Sie dient als Quittung für ein im Voraus entrichtetes Entgelt einer noch zu erbringenden Beförderungsleistung.“[3]

[1] "In the 170 years of its existence, the postage stamp has retained its original function worldwide: It serves as a receipt for a fee paid in advance for a transport service that has yet to be provided." [3]

[1] „Vielleicht würden auch Briefmarken herausgegeben?“[4]

[1] "Perhaps stamps would also be issued?" [4]

[1] „Sandras Freude über die Briefmarken war getrübt durch die Probleme mit dem Englisch.“[5]

[1] "Sandra's joy about the stamps was clouded by the problems with the English." [5]

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