map of ubahn

Is it der, die oder das Brüssel?

The article is needed if "Brussels" in a certain quality, at a certain time or period as a subject or object in the sentence, is otherwise, i.e. usually, no article is used.

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.

Test your knowledge!

Choose the correct article.





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 Brüssel?

How does the declension of Brüssel 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) Brüssel
Genitive (des Brüssel) (des Brüssels) Brüssels
Dative (dem) Brüssel
Akkusative (das) Brüssel

What is the meaning of Brüssel in German?

Brüssel is defined as:

[1] Metropolis in Europe and the capital of Belgium

[1] Metropole in Europa und Hauptstadt Belgiens

How to use Brüssel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Brüssel with translations in English.

[1] Brüssel wird oft auch als Hauptstadt Europas bezeichnet.

[1] Brussels is often also known as the capital of Europe

[1] „Da Attentäter ihre Taktiken aber änderten, müsse sich auch die Terrorabwehr anpassen, betonte der EU-Sicherheitskommissar Julian King am Mittwoch in Brüssel.“

[1] "But since assassins changed their tactics, the terrorist defense must also adapt, emphasized the EU security commissioner Julian King on Wednesday in Brussels" "

[1] „Wir rasteten einen Tag in Brüssel und einen weiteren in Lüttich.“

[1] "We raced in Brussels for a day and another in Liège"

How do you pronounce Brüssel?


The content on this page is provided by and available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.