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Is it der, die oder das Leserbrief?


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

The word Leserbrief 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 Leserbrief?

How does the declension of Leserbrief 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 Leserbrief die Leserbriefe
Genitive des Leserbriefes des Leserbriefs der Leserbriefe
Dative dem Leserbrief den Leserbriefen
Akkusative den Leserbrief die Leserbriefe

What is the meaning of Leserbrief in German?

Leserbrief is defined as:

[1] Written opinion on a certain topic mostly reaction to newspaper and magazine articles

[1] schriftliche Meinungsäußerung zu einem bestimmten Thema; meist Reaktion auf Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenartikel

How to use Leserbrief in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Leserbrief with translations in English.

[1] Morgens liest sie als erstes die Leserbriefe in der Zeitung.

[1] In the morning she is the first to read the letters to the editor in the newspaper

[1] „Ich wurde infolge meines Leserbriefs von der Polizeigewerkschaft zu einer Podiumsdiskussion im Rahmen des Landesdelegiertentags in Dortmund eingeladen.“

[1] "As a result of my letter to the editor, I was invited by the police union to a panel discussion as part of the state delegate day in Dortmund"

[1] „Nur selten wurde allerdings mitgeteilt, wer diese Nekrologe schrieb, und auch unter den meisten Leserbriefen fand sich keine Unterschrift.“

[1] "However, it was rarely announced who this necrologist wrote, and no signature was found among most letters to the editor"

[1] „Die Presse spiegelte, in Leitartikeln und Leserbriefen, zugleich die Stimmung der Menschen wider.“

[1] "The press reflected in the guideline and letters to the editor, at the same time contradict the mood of people"

[1] „In Leserbriefen wird darüber Klage geführt.“

[1] "In the letters to the editor, complaint is made"

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