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Is it der, die oder das Briefumschlag?


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

The word Briefumschlag 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 Briefumschlag?

How does the declension of Briefumschlag 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 Briefumschlag die Briefumschläge
Genitive des Briefumschlages des Briefumschlags der Briefumschläge
Dative dem Briefumschlag dem Briefumschlage den Briefumschlägen
Akkusative den Briefumschlag die Briefumschläge

What is the meaning of Briefumschlag in German?

Briefumschlag is defined as:

[1] A cover for protection, sending documents, letters, data carriers and the like

[1] eine Hülle zum Schutz, zum Versand von Dokumenten, Briefen, Datenträgern und Ähnlichem

How to use Briefumschlag in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Briefumschlag with translations in English.

[1] Früher haben manche Leute gern die Briefumschläge verziert.

[1] In the past, some people like to decorate the envelopes

[1] „Auf dem alten Schreibtisch steht ein Telefon und liegen vergilbte Zeitungen und bekritzelte Briefumschläge.“

[1] "There is a phone on the old desk and lie yellowed newspapers and scribbled envelopes"

[1] „Nachdem ich ihre Sachen verpackt hatte, wollte ich ihren Zimmerschlüssel in einen Briefumschlag stecken und der Direktorin geben.“

[1] "After I packed her things, I wanted to put her room key in an envelope and give the director"

[1] „Sie öffnete den Briefumschlag und nahm die Karte heraus.“

[1] "She opened the envelope and took out the card"

[1] „Auf der Poststelle kaufte sie einen Briefumschlag und bat um die Adresse des Bischofs in Aachen.“

[1] "On the post office she bought an envelope and asked for the address of the bishop in Aachenä"

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[1] handelsüblicher Briefumschlag
[1] handelsüblicher Briefumschlag

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