Dschungel

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒʊŋəl/, [ˈd͡ʒʊŋəl], [ˈd͡ʒʊŋl̩] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃʊŋəl/ (many speakers in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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Etymology[edit]

From English jungle.

Noun[edit]

Dschungel m, n, 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 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 particular 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.

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