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Is it der, die oder das Freihandel?


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

The word Freihandel 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 Freihandel?

How does the declension of Freihandel 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 Freihandel
Genitive des Freihandels
Dative dem Freihandel
Akkusative den Freihandel

What is the meaning of Freihandel in German?

Freihandel is defined as:

[1] Trade between states without trade barriers (tariffs, im- or export bans and other)

[1] Handel zwischen Staaten ohne Handelshemmnisse (Zölle, Im- oder Exportverbote und anderes)

How to use Freihandel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Freihandel with translations in English.

[1] „Und selbst die Franzosen kann der Gesandte Leopolds davon überzeugen, dass ein Deal, der unter formaler Leitung Belgiens den Freihandel garantiert, nicht den Pariser Interessen widerspricht.“

[1] "And even the French can convince Leopold's envoy that a deal that guarantees the free trade under the formal direction of Belgium does not contradict the Parisian interests"

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