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Werkzeug, Spielzeug, etc. without an article

"Zeug" words like "Werkzeug" or "Spielzeug" used without articles refer to categories such as tools in general or toys, literally "play things". So the closest translation is the plural.

March 13, 2012

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For instance: "Werkzeug ist in der Küche" = "Tools are in the kitchen.

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