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.
  • The choice of gender determines the noun's inflection: with masculine and neuter genders, the genitive and plural forms are (des) Dschungels; (die) Dschungel. With the feminine gender they are (der) Dschungel; (die) Dschungeln.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hungarian: dzsungel

Further readingEdit