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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English jungle, ultimately from Sanskrit जङ्गल (jaṅgala).

Pronunciation edit

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

Dschungel m or (rare) n (strong or mixed, genitive Dschungels, plural Dschungel or (archaic) Dschungeln or Dschungels) or
Dschungel (now rare) f (genitive Dschungel, plural Dschungel or (archaic) Dschungeln or Dschungels)

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

  • 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.

Declension edit

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Hungarian: dzsungel

Further reading edit

  • Dschungel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Dschungel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Dschungel” in Duden online