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Is it der, die oder das Briefträger?


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

The word Briefträger 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 Briefträger?

How does the declension of Briefträger 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 Briefträger die Briefträger
Genitive des Briefträgers der Briefträger
Dative dem Briefträger den Briefträgern
Akkusative den Briefträger die Briefträger

What is the meaning of Briefträger in German?

Briefträger is defined as:

[1] Person who provides professionally letters

[1] Person, die beruflich Briefe zustellt

How to use Briefträger in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Briefträger with translations in English.

[1] Der Briefträger teilt die Briefe schnell aus.

[1] The postman quickly shares the letters

[1] „Da es zu dieser Zeit in Wien noch keine Briefkästen gab, wurde die Post mehrmals am Tag durch Briefträger eingesammelt, die sich auf ihren Stadtrundgängen durch eine laute Klapper bemerkbar machten.“

[1] "Since there were no mailboxes in Vienna at this time, the post was collected several times a day by postmen who made themselves noticeable on their city tours through a loud rattling" "

[1] „Er schärft Mietze ein, dem Briefträger zu sagen, er soll klingeln.“

[1] "He sharpens Mietze to tell the postman, he should ring" "

[1] „Dieser Briefträger war es auch, der den Gedanken äußerte, daß man etwas zu trinken beschaffen müsse, und da er auf starke Zustimmung stieß, rüstete er unverzüglich einen Beutezug aus.“

[1] "It was also this postman who expressed the idea that you had to get something to drink, and since he met with great approval, he immediately armed a witness"

[1] „Und gleich danach trat der Briefträger ein.“

[1] "And immediately afterwards the postman entered"

[1a] „Aber damit war Wilhelm Krogel das Amt des Briefträgers nicht etwa abgenommen.“

[1a] "But Wilhelm Krogel was not the post of postman"

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Pictures or photos of Briefträger

[1] ein Briefträger
[1] ein Briefträger

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