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Is it der, die oder das Esche?


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

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

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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 Esche?

How does the declension of Esche 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 Esche die Eschen
Genitive der Esche der Eschen
Dative der Esche den Eschen
Akkusative die Esche die Eschen

What is the meaning of Esche in German?

Esche has various definitions in German:

[1] Botany: Folk tree of the genus Fraxinus

[1] Botanik: Laubbaum der Gattung Fraxinus

[2] Wood material from [1]

[2] Holzmaterial aus [1]

How to use Esche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Esche with translations in English.

[1] Er hatte einige Eschen angepflanzt.

[1] He had planted some ash

[1] „Die Gemeine Esche wird als einzige Art in der Familie der Ölbaumgewächse durch Wind bestäubt“.

[1] "The common ash is the only way in the family of the oil tree plants.

[1] „Das Laub der Esche zersetzt sich schnell, wirkt Humus bildend und Boden verbessernd.“

[1] "The leaves of the ash quickly decomposes, humus appears formative and soil"

[1] „Forscher rechnen damit, dass etwa ein Drittel des Eschenbestandes bis 2017 zugrunde gehen wird.“

[1] "Researchers expect that about a third of the ash stock will perish by 2017"

[2] Aus welchem Holz ist denn eure Küche? Aus Esche!

[2] From what wood is your kitchen diet from ashenia

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Pictures or photos of Esche

[1] Blätter einer Esche (Fraxinus excelsior)
[1] Blätter einer Esche (Fraxinus excelsior)
[1] typische Borke der Esche
[1] typische Borke der Esche
[2] Furnier aus Esche
[2] Furnier aus Esche

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