Dschungel

GermanEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English jungle.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈ(d)ʒʊŋəl/, [ˈd͡ʒʊŋəl], [ˈd͡ʒʊŋl̩], [ʒʊ-] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃʊŋəl/ (many speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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NounEdit

Dschungel m or n or f (genitive Dschungels or Dschungel, plural Dschungel or Dschungeln)

  1. jungle
    • 2004, Herbert Kranz, Im Dschungel abgestürzt, page 27:
      Sie kannten sich aus, wie man sich durch die Dschungel des brasilianischen Urwaldes schlug.

Usage notesEdit

  • Dschungel is one of a small number of German nouns which can or historically could have all three genders; see the appendix.
  • The masculine gender is by far the most common. The neuter gender and particularly the feminine gender are rare but also considered standard by most grammarians.

DeclensionEdit

masculine
neuter
feminine

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hungarian: dzsungel

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