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Is it der, die oder das Schaft?


The correct article in German of Schaft is der. So it is der Schaft! (nominative case)

The word Schaft is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Schaft?

How does the declension of Schaft 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 der Schaft die Schäfte
Genitive des Schafts des Schaftes der Schäfte
Dative dem Schaft dem Schafte den Schäften
Akkusative den Schaft die Schäfte

What is the meaning of Schaft in German?

Schaft has various definitions in German:

[1] A handle on a bar and on other elongated objects

[1] ein Griff an einer Stange und an anderen länglichen Gegenständen

[2] The elongated on one object itself

[2] das Längliche an einem Gegenstand selbst

[3] part of the shoe formed by the upper leather, the calf surrounding part of the boot

[3] vom Oberleder gebildeter Teil des Schuhs, die Wade umschließender Teil des Stiefels

[4] A component of the loom

[4] ein Bauteil des Webstuhls

[5] A plant stem without leaves

[5] ein Pflanzenstängel ohne Blätter

[6] A synonym for the hairless keel of a bird spring

[6] ein Synonym für den unbehaarten Kiel einer Vogelfeder

[7] Cabinet, bookshelf

[7] Schrank, Bücherregal

How to use Schaft in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Schaft with translations in English.

[1] Die Axt hat einen langen Schaft, das Beil einen kurzen.

[1] The ax has a long shaft, the hatchet a short man

[2] Bei den griechischen Säulen ist der Schaft gerieft.

[2] In the case of the Greek columns, the shaft is rained

[3] Dieser Stiefel ist am Schaft ein wenig zu eng.

[3] This boot is a little too committed to the shaft

[4] Die Schäfte bestehen aus zwei parallelen Latten, zwischen denen Schnüre gespannt sind, die in der Mitte Schleifen oder kleine Ringe aus Metall oder Glas haben, durch welche die Kettenfäden hindurchgezogen sind.

[4] The shafts consist of two parallel slats, between which cords are stretched, which have grinding or small rings made of metal or glass in the middle, through which the chain threads are pulled through

[5] Die Pflanze bildet einen etwa 45 cm hohen Schaft und ihre flachen Blätter sind etwa 3 cm breit.

[5] The plant forms an approximately 45 cm high shaft and its flat leaves are about 3 cm of peak

[6] Die Fahne einer Vogelfeder besteht aus vielen Ästen seitlich vom Schaft.

[6] The flag of a bird spring consists of many branches on the side of the shaft

[7] Er riss die Bücher aus dem Schaft.

[7] He tore the books from the shaft

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Pictures or photos of Schaft

[1] Schaft aus Holz
[1] Schaft aus Holz

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