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Is it der, die oder das Brunnen?


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

The word Brunnen 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 Brunnen?

How does the declension of Brunnen 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 Brunnen die Brunnen
Genitive des Brunnens der Brunnen
Dative dem Brunnen den Brunnen
Akkusative den Brunnen die Brunnen

What is the meaning of Brunnen in German?

Brunnen has various definitions in German:

[1] Civil engineering for the extraction of groundwater or bank filtrate, sometimes, especially earlier, also buildings for the extraction of spring water

[1] Tiefbauwerk zur Gewinnung von Grundwasser oder Uferfiltrat, manchmal, vor allem früher, auch Bauwerke zur Gewinnung von Quellwasser

[2] withdrawal point, often with a collecting pool, for the provision near or in the distance

[2] Entnahmestelle, oft mit Auffangbecken, zur Bereitstellung in der Nähe oder in der Ferne gewonnenen Wassers

[3] mainly developed ornamental fountain developed, which also serve to regulate the micro or indoor climate

[3] vor allem aus [2] entwickelte Zierbrunnen, die auch der Regulierung des Mikro- oder Raumklimas dienen

How to use Brunnen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brunnen with translations in English.

[1] Moderne Brunnen verfügen meist über eine elektrische Pumpe zur Wasserentnahme.

[1] Modern fountains usually have an electric pump to the water withdrawal

[2] Am Brunnen vor dem Tore, da steht ein Lindenbaum.

[2] At the fountain in front of the gate, there is a linden tree

[3] Viele Städte haben auf einem zentralen Platz aufwändige Brunnen als Touristenattraktion stehen.

[3] Many cities have elaborate fountains in a central square as a tourist attraction

[3] „Sie sahen schweigend zum Brunnen hinüber.“

[3] "They looked over to the fountain in silence"

[3] „In der Mitte stand ein Brunnen, dessen Wasser einen stumpfen Glanz spiegelte.“

[3] "In the middle there was a fountain, the water of which a blunt shine mirror"

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Pictures or photos of Brunnen

[1] ein Brunnen
[1] ein Brunnen
[1] Brunnen eines früheren Klosters auf Sizilien
[1] Brunnen eines früheren Klosters auf Sizilien

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