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Is it der, die oder das Brise?


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

The word Brise 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 Brise?

How does the declension of Brise 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 Brise die Brisen
Genitive der Brise der Brisen
Dative der Brise den Brisen
Akkusative die Brise die Brisen

What is the meaning of Brise in German?

Brise is defined as:

[1] A light (sea) wind

[1] ein leichter (See-)Wind

How to use Brise in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brise with translations in English.

[1] Eine leichte Brise kam auf.

[1] A light breeze came up

[1] „Er jagte die Mannschaft in die Takelage, befahl Segel zu setzen, in den Wind zu drehen und die auffrischende Brise auszunutzen.“

[1] "He chased the team in the rigging of putting sails, turning into the wind and the refreshing breeze out"

[1] „Einige Schoner kämpften sich in der frischen Brise die Bucht entlang, und ein köstlicher Salzgeschmack lag in der Luft.“

[1] "Some schooners fought their way along the bay in the fresh breeze, and a delicious salt taste was in the air"

[1] „Die Brise spielte mit dem Kragen seines weißen Hemds und blies ihm die Kravatte unter den erhobenen Arm.“

[1] "The breeze played with the collar of his white shirt and blew the ravatta under his raised arms"

[1] „Als wir uns vom Tisch erhoben, schickte ich Felipe fort, und wir setzten uns auf den Balkon, um Don Diego zu erwarten und die leichte, bei der Hitze höchst angenehme Brise zu genießen.“

[1] "When we rose from the table, I sent Felipe away and we sat on the balcony to expect Don Diego and the light, highly pleasant breeze in the heat to enjoy"

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