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Is it der, die oder das Brieftasche?


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

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

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 Brieftasche?

How does the declension of Brieftasche 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 Brieftasche die Brieftaschen
Genitive der Brieftasche der Brieftaschen
Dative der Brieftasche den Brieftaschen
Akkusative die Brieftasche die Brieftaschen

What is the meaning of Brieftasche in German?

Brieftasche is defined as:

[1] Small portfolio for ID cards, paper money and others that can be carried in a bag of clothing

[1] kleine Mappe für Ausweise, Papiergeld und anderes, die man in einer Tasche der Kleidung mit sich führen kann

How to use Brieftasche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brieftasche with translations in English.

[1] In der Brieftasche führen viele ihren Führerschein, Personalausweis und manches andere mit sich, vielleicht auch mal einen Brief.

[1] In the wallet, many have their driver's license, ID card and some others, maybe even a letter

[1] „Ich nahm seine Brieftasche aus der Innentasche und zog fünf Hundertmarkscheine heraus, die ich mir in den BH stopfte, unter die Achseln, wo man es nicht gleich sah.“

[1] "I took his wallet out of my inner pocket and pulled out five hundred marks, which I stuffed myself into the bra, under the armpits where you didn't see it right away"

[1] „Dann wollte der Däne, der Jørgensen hieß, ihnen ein Foto zeigen, und es kostete ihn einige Mühe, bis er die Brieftasche aus der Gesäßtasche gezogen und ein abgegriffenes und zerkratztes Bild herausgeholt hatte.“

[1] "Then the Dane, who was called Jørgensen, wanted to show them a photo, and it took some effort until he pulled the wallet out of his buttocks and got a tapped and scratched picture"

[1] „Insgeheim betete er, der Soldat möge ihm nicht die Brieftasche abverlangen.“

[1] "He secretly prayed that the soldier may not go away his wallet"

[1] „Sie öffnet die Brieftasche und zieht ein abgegriffenes Passfoto hervor.“

[1] "It opens the wallet and pulls a tapped passport photo"

How do you pronounce Brieftasche?

Brieftasche (Österreich)

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