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Is it der, die oder das Großbrand?


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

The word Großbrand 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 Großbrand?

How does the declension of Großbrand 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 Großbrand die Großbrände
Genitive des Großbrandes des Großbrands der Großbrände
Dative dem Großbrand dem Großbrande den Großbränden
Akkusative den Großbrand die Großbrände

What is the meaning of Großbrand in German?

Großbrand is defined as:

[1] Fire of considerable extent

[1] Brand von beträchtlichem Ausmaß

How to use Großbrand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Großbrand with translations in English.

[1] „Einen Tag nach dem Großbrand im Plänterwald haben die Ermittler nun vier Verdächtige festgenommen.“

[1] "One day after the major fire in the Plänterwald, the investigators now have four suspects"

[1] „Ein Grossbrand in einem Wolkenkratzer von Dubai hält die Feuerwehr kurz vor dem Jahreswechsel in Atem.“

[1] "A large fire in a Dubai skyscraper, the fire brigade stops shortly before the turn of the year"

[1] „Die östliche Spiegelbrücke (rechts) wurde beim Großbrand 1915 vernichtet.“

[1] "The eastern mirror bridge (right) was destroyed at the major fire in 1915"

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