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Is it der, die oder das Axt?


The correct article in German of Axt is die. So it is die Axt! (nominative case)

The word Axt is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

Of the words ax and hatchet, the ax tends to denote the larger tool that can be used with two hands, while the hatchet tends to denote the smaller tool that can be used with one hand.

Finding the right gender of a noun

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 Axt?

How does the declension of Axt 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 die Axt die Äxte
Genitive der Axt der Äxte
Dative der Axt den Äxten
Akkusative die Axt die Äxte

What is the meaning of Axt in German?

Axt is defined as:

[1] large striking tool with a sharp blade, usually with two hands (for splitting wood, cutting animals and other things)

[1] großes, meist mit zwei Händen zu führendes Schlagwerkzeug mit scharfer Klinge (zum Spalten von Holz, zum Zerlegen von Tieren und zu anderem)

How to use Axt in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Axt with translations in English.

[1] Eine Axt wird mit beiden Händen geführt.

[1] An ax is used with both hands.

[1] „Mein Vater führte die Axt, ließ sie zubeißen, die alte Axt, die mit dunklen Flecken von Taubenblut bedeckt war.“[3]

[1] "My father led the ax, let it bite, the old ax that was covered with dark spots of pigeon blood." [3]

[1] „Im Vorraum der Wachstube hatte ein eindrucksvoller Haufen von Knütteln, Äxten und Gewehren gelegen; die Gewehre sorgsam zur Seite geschoben, sie sollten untersucht werden.“[4]

[1] "In the anteroom of the guardroom there was an impressive heap of clubs, axes and rifles ; the rifles carefully pushed aside, they should be examined ." [4]

[1] „Er hielt die Axt nahe an der Klinge und hob sie nicht sehr hoch, weil er befürchtete, sie sonst nicht in der Gewalt zu haben.“[5]

[1] "He held the ax close to the blade and did not lift it very high, because he was afraid that he would otherwise not have control of it." [5]

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Pictures or photos of Axt

[1] Axt, welche in einem Hackklotz steckt
[1] Axt, welche in einem Hackklotz steckt
[1] Feuermann mit Axt
[1] Feuermann mit Axt

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