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Is it der, die oder das Außenhandel?


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

The word Außenhandel 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 Außenhandel?

How does the declension of Außenhandel 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 Außenhandel
Genitive des Außenhandels
Dative dem Außenhandel
Akkusative den Außenhandel

What is the meaning of Außenhandel in German?

Außenhandel is defined as:

[1] Trade with abroad

[1] Handel mit dem Ausland

How to use Außenhandel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Außenhandel with translations in English.

[1] Für Deutschland ist der Außenhandel besonders wichtig.

[1] Foreign trade is particularly important for Germany

[1] „Der Handel des Deutschen Reiches mit seinen pazifischen Gebieten betrug 1909 weniger als 0,15 Prozent des gesamten Außenhandels.“

[1] "The trade of the German Reich with its Pacific areas in 1909 was less than 0.15 percent of the total foreign trade" "

[1] „Gleichzeitig litt der Außenhandel weiterhin unter dem internationalen Protektionismus, der sich im Verlauf der Krise verstärkte.“

[1] At the same time, foreign trade continued to suffer from international protectionism, which increases in the course of the crisis "

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