Dschungel

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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 (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)

  1. jungle
    • 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 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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hungarian: dzsungel

Further readingEdit

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