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Is it der, die oder das Feuerzeug?


The correct article in German of Feuerzeug is das. So it is das Feuerzeug! (nominative case)

The word Feuerzeug is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Feuerzeug?

How does the declension of Feuerzeug 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 das Feuerzeug die Feuerzeuge
Genitive des Feuerzeugs des Feuerzeuges der Feuerzeuge
Dative dem Feuerzeug dem Feuerzeuge den Feuerzeugen
Akkusative das Feuerzeug die Feuerzeuge

What is the meaning of Feuerzeug in German?

Feuerzeug has various definitions in German:

[1] Handy device to produce a flame

[1] handliches Gerät zur Erzeugung einer Flamme

[2] Outdated, no plural: entirety of the things necessary to ignite a fire

[2] veraltet, kein Plural: Gesamtheit der zum Entzünden eines Feuers notwendigen Dinge

How to use Feuerzeug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Feuerzeug with translations in English.

[1] Die Frau zündet sich mit dem Feuerzeug eine Zigarette an.

[1] The woman ignites a cigarette with the lighter

[1] Ich habe zwar Zigaretten gekauft, aber das Feuerzeug vergessen.

[1] I bought cigarettes, but forgot the lighter

[1] „Nikolai klopfte mit dem Feuerzeug auf den Tisch.“

[1] "Nikolai knocked on the table with the lighter"

[1] „Der junge Soldat nickt und läßt ein Feuerzeug anspringen.“

[1] "The young soldier nods and lets a lighter jump"

[1] „Nun muss Feuer gemacht werden, und zwar ohne Streichhölzer oder Feuerzeug auf Massaiart.“

[1] "Now fire has to be made, and without matches or lighter on MaSaiArt"

[1] „Temple zog eine Packung Zigaretten heraus, nahm sich eine und zündete sie mit seinem Feuerzeug an.“

[1] "Temple pulled out a pack of cigarettes, took one and ignited them with his lighter"

[2] Er musste für das Lagerfeuer noch Feuerzeug besorgen und brachte schließlich einen Feuerstein und Zunder mit.

[2] He still had to get lighter for the campfire and finally brought a flint and tinder with ae

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