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Is it der, die oder das Briefwechsel?


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

The word Briefwechsel 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 Briefwechsel?

How does the declension of Briefwechsel 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 Briefwechsel die Briefwechsel
Genitive des Briefwechsels der Briefwechsel
Dative dem Briefwechsel den Briefwechseln
Akkusative den Briefwechsel die Briefwechsel

What is the meaning of Briefwechsel in German?

Briefwechsel is defined as:

[1] Exchange of letters

[1] Austausch von Briefen

How to use Briefwechsel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Briefwechsel with translations in English.

[1] Während seiner Abwesenheit standen sie in einem regen Briefwechsel.

[1] During his absence, they were in a lively correspondence

[1] „Der Briefwechsel führte zu einem Treffen und das Treffen zu einem Besuch Neds beim Herausgeber.“

[1] "The correspondence led to a meeting and the meeting for a visit to the publisher" "

[1] „Julie, die in Moskau lebte und mit der Prinzessin Marja fünf Jahre lang ununterbrochen in Briefwechsel gestanden hatte, war ihr völlig fremd geworden, wie es sich beim ersten persönlichen Zusammentreffen erwies.“

[1] "Julie, who lived in Moscow and had been in a correspondence with Princess Marja for five years, had become completely alien to her, as it turned out at the first personal meeting"

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