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Is it der, die oder das Bruchstück?


The correct article in German of Bruchstück is das. So it is das Bruchstück! (nominative case)

The word Bruchstück is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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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 Bruchstück?

How does the declension of Bruchstück 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 das Bruchstück die Bruchstücke
Genitive des Bruchstückes des Bruchstücks der Bruchstücke
Dative dem Bruchstück dem Bruchstücke den Bruchstücken
Akkusative das Bruchstück die Bruchstücke

What is the meaning of Bruchstück in German?

Bruchstück has various definitions in German:

[1] Different part of an object area part of a broken object

[1] abgebrochener Teil eines Gegenstandes; Teil eines zerbrochenen Gegenstandes

[2] Translated: Individual, unfinished part (one work)

[2] übertragen: einzelner, unvollendeter Teil (eines Werkes)

How to use Bruchstück in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bruchstück with translations in English.

[1] „Dieses Bruchstück stammt von einer kleinen Schale, die in Athen hergestellt wurde, und sagt uns, dass bereits im 5. Jahrhundert vor Christus Menschen in dieser Gegend siedelten“ (Hamburger Abendblatt Online)

[1] "This fragment comes from a small shell that was made in Athens, and tells us that people in this area settled in the 5th century BC" (Hamburger Abendblatt Online)

[1] „Ich lachte, als ich auf einem Felsvorsprung ein Bruchstück eines alten Spiegels fand.“

[1] "I laughed when I was a fragment of an old mirror on a rock ledge"

[2] „DER SPIEGEL hat bisher nur Bruchstücke aus der ihm von WikiLeaks überlassenen Depesche veröffentlicht.“ (Internetbeleg)

[2] "So far, the Spiegel has only published fragments from the depesche handed over by Wikileaks" (Internet document)

[2] „Das Bemühen, Bruchstücke davon ins Bewusstsein zu holen, schien das Geträumte im selben Moment zu löschen.“

[2] "The effort to bring fragments of it to awareness seemed to be extinguished at the same moment"

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