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Is it der, die oder das Hacke?


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

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

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 Hacke?

How does the declension of Hacke 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 Hacke die Hacken
Genitive der Hacke der Hacken
Dative der Hacke den Hacken
Akkusative die Hacke die Hacken

What is the meaning of Hacke in German?

Hacke has various definitions in German:

[1] Switzerland, Germany without the southeast: garden tools for loosening up the earth

[1] Schweiz, Deutschland ohne Südosten: Gartengerät zum Auflockern der Erde

[2] Bavarian: (small) sharp cutting tool for working and dividing wood or meat

[2] bairisch: (kleines) scharfes Hauwerkzeug zum Bearbeiten und Teilen von Holz oder Fleisch

How to use Hacke in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hacke with translations in English.

[1] Wir bekämpfen das Unkraut noch mit der Hacke.

[1] We still fight the weeds with the hoe.

[1] „Bertram zog eine Hacke aus dem Rucksack.“[4]

[1] "Bertram pulled a hoe out of his backpack." [4]

[1] „Die Frau stellt ihre Hacke beiseite, das Unkraut im Salat bleibt einstweilen von der Ausrottung verschont, und auf einem Pfad hinter den Hausgärten entlang werde ich bis dicht vor mein Ziel geleitet.“[5]

[1] "The woman puts her hoe to one side, the weeds in the lettuce are spared from extermination for the time being, and I am guided along a path behind the house gardens to my destination ." [5]

[1] „Denn selber Frühaufsteher, sah er, so früh er auch aufstand, seinen Pächter schon immer ungewaschen und ungekämmt mit Hacke und Spaten und Sichel emsig bei der Arbeit.“[6]

[1] "Because he himself got up early, no matter how early he got up, he always saw his tenant busily at work unwashed and uncombed with a pick and spade and sickle." [6]

[3, 4] Hacke, Spitze, eins-zwei-drei - (Ansage von Tanzschritten)

[3, 4] heel, tip, one-two-three - (announcement of dance steps)

[4] „Er stellte sich dann ebenfalls neben das Pult, schlug die Hacken zusammen und verbeugte sich leicht.“[7]

[4] "He then also stood next to the desk, clicked his heels together and bowed slightly." [7]



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Pictures or photos of Hacke

[1] junge Frau mit Flachhacke, 1951
[1] junge Frau mit Flachhacke, 1951
[2] Hacke zum Holz spalten
[2] Hacke zum Holz spalten
[3] Ferse
[3] Ferse

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