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Is it der, die oder das Brillant?


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

The word Brillant is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Brillant?

How does the declension of Brillant 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 Brillant die Brillanten
Genitive des Brillanten der Brillanten
Dative dem Brillanten den Brillanten
Akkusative den Brillanten die Brillanten

What is the meaning of Brillant in German?

Brillant is defined as:

[1] A specially sanded diamond

[1] ein speziell geschliffener Diamant

How to use Brillant in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brillant with translations in English.

[1] „Ich riß meinen Operngucker heraus und gewahrte nun deutlich die blendend weiße, schön geformte Hand eines Frauenzimmers, an deren kleinem Finger ein Brillant mit ungewöhnlichem Feuer funkelte, ein reiches Band blitzte an dem in üppiger Schönheit geründeten Arm.“ (E.T.A. Hoffmann, Das öde Haus)

[1] "I tore out my opera gucker and now clearly kept the dazzling white, beautifully shaped hand of a woman's room, on the little finger of which a brilliant sparkling with unusual fire, a rich band flashed on the army found in lush beauty" (E.T.A. Hoffmann , The desolate house)

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Pictures or photos of Brillant

[1] Brillanten
[1] Brillanten

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