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Is it der, die oder das Handwerkszeug?


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

The word Handwerkszeug 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 Handwerkszeug?

How does the declension of Handwerkszeug 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 Handwerkszeug die Handwerkszeuge
Genitive des Handwerkszeuges des Handwerkszeugs der Handwerkszeuge
Dative dem Handwerkszeug dem Handwerkszeuge den Handwerkszeugen
Akkusative das Handwerkszeug die Handwerkszeuge

What is the meaning of Handwerkszeug in German?

Handwerkszeug is defined as:

[1] Objects, devices, things that are required for work by hand, for the craft

[1] Gegenstände, Geräte, Dinge, die für Arbeiten mit der Hand, für das Handwerk benötigt werden

How to use Handwerkszeug in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handwerkszeug with translations in English.

[1] „Die grundlegenden mechanischen Maschinenelemente wie Rad, Hebel, Rolle, schiefe Ebene (Keil) und alle wichtigeren Handwerkszeuge (Axt, Hammer, Säge) waren schon in vorgeschichtlichen Zeiten bekannt.“

[1] "The basic mechanical machine elements such as wheel, lever, roll, crooked level (wedge) and all more important tools (ax, hammer, saw) were already known in prehistoric times"

[1] „Wie der Bauer nicht ohne sein Ackergerät oder Vertreter anderer Berufe ohne ihr spezielles Handwerkszeug, so kommen Wissenschaftler wie Techniker und überhaupt Fachleute aller Disziplinen nicht ohne eine genau definierte Begrifflichkeit aus: eben ihre von Fach zu Fach verschiedene Terminologie.“

[1] "As the farmer is not without his field or representative of other professions without their special tools, scientists such as technicians and experts from all disciplines do not do not do without a precisely defined term: their different terminology from subject"

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