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Is it der, die oder das Han?


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

The word Han 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 Han?

How does the declension of Han 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Han die Hane die Hans
Genitive des Hans der Hane der Hans
Dative dem Han den Hanen den Hans
Akkusative den Han die Hane die Hans

What is the meaning of Han in German?

Han is defined as:

[1] Historical Architecture: A public building on trading routes in Southeast Europe and in the front Orient to accommodate travelers with their train or mounts and goods

[1] historisch; Architektur: ein öffentliches Gebäude an Handelswegen in Südosteuropa und im Vorderen Orient zur Beherbergung von Reisenden mit ihren Zug- beziehungsweise Reittieren und Waren

How to use Han in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Han with translations in English.

[1] „In diesem labyrinthischen Gewirr einer schier atemraubenden Warenvielfalt, den gellenden Anpreisungen, den fremden Gerüchen und dem ständig pulsierenden Menschenstrom, bleiben die Hane, einst als Herbergen für durchziehende Händler erbaut, meist unbemerkt.“

[1] "In this labyrinthian tangle of a seemingly breathtaking variety of goods, the jelly promotions, the foreign smells and the constantly pulsating human current, the Hane, once built as a hostel for pulling dealers, usually remain unnoticed"

[1] „Die Kirche St. Gregor, das Wappenzeichen der Stadt, wurde in den 1940er Jahren abgerissen, die Oper musste zehn Jahre später dem Verkehr weichen, und dann fiel der osmanische Han, wo einst die Kamelkarawanen der Seidenstrasse landeten, den Bulldozern zum Opfer.“

[1] “The Church of the Gregor, the coat of arms of the city, was demolished in the 1940s, the opera had to give way to traffic ten years later, and then the Ottoman Han, where the camel caravans once landed on the Silk, fell to the Bulldozern Victim."

[1] „Hane hatten zumeist keinen geschlossenen Innenhof, waren aber ebenso wie die Karawanserei zweigeschossig, sodass sich über den Ställen die Gastzimmer befanden.“

[1] "Hane mostly didn't have a closed courtyard, but were two -storey, just like the caravans, so that the guest rooms were located over the stables"

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