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Is it der, die oder das Brigade?


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

The word Brigade 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 Brigade?

How does the declension of Brigade 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 Brigade die Brigaden
Genitive der Brigade der Brigaden
Dative der Brigade den Brigaden
Akkusative die Brigade die Brigaden

What is the meaning of Brigade in German?

Brigade has various definitions in German:

[1] Military: The smallest major association of land forces, which is fundamentally enabled to independently lead the battle of the connected weapons, consists of several regiments or battalions and is usually subject to a division

[1] Militär: der kleinste Großverband der Landstreitkräfte, der grundsätzlich zur selbständigen Führung des Gefechts der verbundenen Waffen befähigt ist, aus mehreren Regimenten oder Bataillonen besteht und in der Regel einer Division unterstellt ist

[2] Gastronomy: The entirety of the kitchen staff in a restaurant (at least five self -employed chefs led by a kitchen master)

[2] Gastronomie: die Gesamtheit des Küchenpersonals in einer Gaststätte (mindestens fünf selbstständig arbeitende Köche unter Leitung eines Küchenmeisters)

[3] GDR, economy: the smallest working group in an industrial company

[3] DDR, Wirtschaft: kleinste Arbeitsgruppe in einem Industriebetrieb

How to use Brigade in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brigade with translations in English.

[1] Bei dem mehrere Monate andauernden Kampf wurde fast die ganze Brigade zerrieben.

[1] In the fight lasting for several months, almost the whole brigade was grated

[2] Diese Brigade ist so gut eingespielt, dass sie in einigen Stunden eine große Anzahl von Menüs fertig bringt, für die Andere in diesem Zeitraum nicht machbar wäre.

[2] This brigade is so well recorded that it will bring a large number of menus in a few hours, for which others would not be feasible during this period

[3] Die Mitglieder der Brigade wurden für ihren Einsatz geehrt.

[3] The members of the brigade were honored for their efforts

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