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Is it der, die oder das Bruder?


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

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

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 Bruder?

How does the declension of Bruder 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 Bruder die Brüder
Genitive des Bruders der Brüder
Dative dem Bruder den Brüdern
Akkusative den Bruder die Brüder

What is the meaning of Bruder in German?

Bruder has various definitions in German:

[1] male sibling

[1] männliches Geschwisterteil

[2] Roman Catholic Church: monk without ordination

[2] römisch-katholische Kirche: Mönch ohne Priesterweihe

[3] transferred: ally, comrade, relative

[3] übertragen: Verbündeter, Genosse, Verwandter

[4] a male given name from North Frisia

[4] ein männlicher Vorname aus Nordfriesland

How to use Bruder in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Bruder with translations in English.

[1] Dein Bruder wohnt drei Straßen weiter.

[1] Your brother lives three streets away.

[1] „Oma und Opa waren da, meine Eltern, mein Bruder Sebastian und Onkel Hugo.“[2]

[1] "Grandma and Grandpa were there, my parents, my brother Sebastian and Uncle Hugo." [2]

[1] „Als ihr Bruder zum Militärdienst eingezogen wurde, verlor sie den einzigen Menschen, dem sie vertraute.“[3]

[1] "When her brother was called up for military service, she lost the only person she trusted ." [3]

[1] „Später, viel später, ging ich mit dem Bruder an den Rhein.“[4]

[1] "Later, much later, I went to the Rhine with my brother." [4]

[1] „Seit die amerikanischen Brüder Orville und Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk den ersten Motorflug durchführten, sind kaum mehr als sechzig Jahre vergangen.[5]

[1] "Since the American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright carried out the first powered flight in Kitty Hawk, hardly more than sixty years have passed. [5]

[2] „Seid gegrüßt, ihr barmherzigen Brüder! Ich bitte um eine warme Suppe.“

[2] "Greetings, you merciful brothers . I ask for a warm soup ¤"

[3] „Römer! Brüder! Landsleute!“

[3] “Romans Brothers!



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