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Is it der, die oder das Bruchteil?


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

The word Bruchteil 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 Bruchteil?

How does the declension of Bruchteil 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 Bruchteil die Bruchteile
Genitive des Bruchteiles des Bruchteils der Bruchteile
Dative dem Bruchteil dem Bruchteile den Bruchteilen
Akkusative den Bruchteil die Bruchteile

What is the meaning of Bruchteil in German?

Bruchteil is defined as:

[1] Small part of a whole

[1] kleiner Teil eines Ganzen

How to use Bruchteil in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bruchteil with translations in English.

[1] Nur ein Bruchteil der Angestellten ist mit dem Gehalt zufrieden.

[1] Only a fraction of the employees is satisfied with the salary

[1] „Es blieben nur Bruchteile von Sekunden, als Serdal Ö. plötzlich wahrnahm, dass etwas auf der Fahrbahn lag.“

[1] "Only fractions of seconds remained when Serdal öä suddenly perceived that something was on the road."

[1] Bei Erdwärme beträgt der CO2-Ausstoß [...] nur ein Bruchteil dessen, was bei der Nutzung fossiler Energie entsteht.

[1] For geothermal energy, CO2 emissions [. ..] are only a fraction of what arises when using fossil energy.

[1] „Zum Glück fand der Großteil seiner überschwänglichen Rede, die aus einer Reisebroschüre hätte stammen können, im Wagen statt, sodass ich nur Bruchteile davon zu hören bekam, als wir anhielten, um unser Nachtlager aufzuschlagen.“

Fortunately, the majority of his exuberant speech, which could have come from a travel brochure, took place in the car, so I only heard fractions when we stopped to open our night camp "

[1] „Die Industrieproduktion funktionierte nur noch zu einem Bruchteil.“

[1] "Industrial production only worked for a fraction" "

[1] „Wir sehen nur einen Bruchteil des Elends in den hoffnungslos überfüllten Flüchtlingslagen.“

[1] "We only see a fraction of the misery in the hopelessly overcrowded refugee system"

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