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Is it der, die oder das Freibrief?


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

The word Freibrief 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 Freibrief?

How does the declension of Freibrief 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 Freibrief die Freibriefe
Genitive des Freibriefes des Freibriefs der Freibriefe
Dative dem Freibrief dem Freibriefe den Freibriefen
Akkusative den Freibrief die Freibriefe

What is the meaning of Freibrief in German?

Freibrief has various definitions in German:

[1] Certificate of a permission to exemption from a ban; or about the discharge from serfdom

[1] Urkunde über eine Erlaubnis; über eine Befreiung von einem Verbot; oder über die Entlassung aus der Leibeigenschaft

[2] colloquially: the permission for something usually unauthorized

[2] umgangssprachlich: die Erlaubnis für etwas üblicherweise Unerlaubtes

How to use Freibrief in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freibrief with translations in English.

[1] Trotz Hunger im Land erteilte der König dem Handelsmann einen Freibrief zur Ausfuhr von Lebensmitteln.

Despite hunger in the country, the king gave the merchant a license to export food

[2] „Die Nichtöffentlichkeit von Gerichtsverfahren ist "für viele Richter und Anwälte ein Freibrief, schalten und walten zu können, wie es ihnen passt".“

[2] "The non -publicity of court proceedings is" for many judges and lawyers to be able to do a license, switch and act as they fit "Ä"

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