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Is it der, die oder das Freiburg?

The article is needed if "Freiburg" 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.

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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 Freiburg?

How does the declension of Freiburg 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) Freiburg
Genitive (des Freiburg) (des Freiburgs) Freiburgs
Dative (dem) Freiburg
Akkusative (das) Freiburg

What is the meaning of Freiburg in German?

Freiburg has various definitions in German:

[1] City in southern Germany, fourth largest city in Baden-Württemberg

[1] Stadt in Süddeutschland, viertgrößte Stadt in Baden-Württemberg

[2] The main town of the bilingual Swiss canton of Freiburg of the same name

[2] Hauptort des gleichnamigen, zweisprachigen Schweizer Kantons Freiburg

[3] Church in Lower Saxony on the Elbe

[3] Gemeinde in Niedersachsen an der Elbe

How to use Freiburg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freiburg with translations in English.

[1] Freiburg liegt an der Grenze zwischen Schwarzwald und Oberrheingraben.

[1] Freiburg is located on the border between Black Forest and Oberrheingrabenä

[2] Freiburg, beidseits der Saane im Schweizer Mittelland gelegen, ist ein wichtiges Wirtschafts-, Verwaltungs- und Bildungszentrum mit zweisprachiger Universität an der Kulturgrenze zwischen deutscher und französischer Schweiz.

Freiburg, located on both sides of the Saane in the Swiss Mittelland, is an important economic, administrative and education center with a bilingual university at the cultural border between German and French Switzerland

[3] Freiburg liegt circa 20 Kilometer südöstlich von Brunsbüttel.

Freiburg is around 20 kilometers southeast of Brunsbüttele

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