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Is it der, die oder das Akku?


The correct article in German of Akku is der. So it is der Akku! (nominative case)

The word Akku is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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German articles are used similarly to the English articles,a and the. However, they are declined differently (change) according to the number, gender and case of their nouns.

In the German language, the gender and therefore article is fixed for each noun.

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The most difficult part of learning the German language is the articles (der, die, das) or rather the gender of each noun. The gender of each noun in German has no simple rule. In fact, it can even seem illogical. For example das Mädchen, a young girl is neutral while der Junge, a young boy is male.

It is a good idea to learn the correct article for each new word together - even if it means a lot of work. For example learning "der Hund" (the dog) rather than just Hund by itself. Fortunately, there are some rules about gender in German that make things a little easier. It might be even nicer if these rules didn't have exceptions - but you can't have everything! The best way to learn them is with the App - Der-Die-Das Train! (available for iOS and Android)

German nouns belong either to the gender masculine (male, standard gender) with the definite article der, to the feminine (feminine) with the definite article die, or to the neuter (neuter) with the definite article das.

  • for masculine: points of the compass, weather (Osten, Monsun, Sturm; however it is: das Gewitter), liquor/spirits (Wodka, Wein, Kognak), minerals, rocks (Marmor, Quarz, Granit, Diamant);

  • for feminine: ships and airplanes (die Deutschland, die Boeing; however it is: der Airbus), cigarette brands (Camel, Marlboro), many tree and plant species (Eiche, Pappel, Kiefer; aber: der Flieder), numbers (Eins, Million; however it is: das Dutzend), most inland rivers (Elbe, Oder, Donau; aber: der Rhein);

  • for neutrals: cafes, hotels, cinemas (das Mariott, das Cinemaxx), chemical elements (Helium, Arsen; however it is: der Schwefel, masculine elements have the suffix -stoff), letters, notes, languages and colors (das Orange, das A, das Englische), certain brand names for detergents and cleaning products (Ariel, Persil), continents, countries (die artikellosen: (das alte) Europa; however exceptions include: der Libanon, die Schweiz …).

German declension of Akku?

How does the declension of Akku work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

1 Singular Plural
Nominative der Akku die Akkus
Genitive des Akkus der Akkus
Dative dem Akku den Akkus
Akkusative den Akku die Akkus

What is the meaning of Akku in German?

Akku is defined as:

[1] Short form: Accumulator; a rechargeable battery

[1] Kurzform: Akkumulator; eine wiederaufladbare Batterie

How to use Akku in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Akku with translations in English.

[1] Ich betreibe meinen MP3-Spieler mit Akkus.

[1] I run my MP3 player on batteries.

[1] „Und weil die Montage eines zusätzlichen Steckers und ein paar weiterer Bauteile aus dem Regal jetzt den großen Aufwand nicht mehr bedeutet hat, machte Mercedes-Benz sein Brennstoffzellenauto gleich zum Plug-in-Hybrid, dessen Akku man an der Steckdose laden kann.“[2]

[1] “And because the installation of an additional plug and a few other components from the shelf no longer required a lot of effort, Mercedes-Benz immediately turned its fuel cell car into a plug-in hybrid with a battery that can be charged at the socket

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Pictures or photos of Akku

[1] 2 NiMH LR6 AA Mignon Akkus
[1] 2 NiMH LR6 AA Mignon Akkus

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