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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Noun[edit]

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

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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.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Dschungel is one of the few German words that are used in all three genders (others include Joghurt and Wimpel). 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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