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Is it der, die oder das Handbewegung?


The correct article in German of Handbewegung is die. So it is die Handbewegung! (nominative case)

The word Handbewegung is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Handbewegung?

How does the declension of Handbewegung 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 die Handbewegung die Handbewegungen
Genitive der Handbewegung der Handbewegungen
Dative der Handbewegung den Handbewegungen
Akkusative die Handbewegung die Handbewegungen

What is the meaning of Handbewegung in German?

Handbewegung has various definitions in German:

[1] Movement that (exclusively) is made by hand (the hands)

[1] Bewegung, die (ausschließlich) mit der Hand (den Händen) gemacht wird

[2] Translated by [1]: Movement of the hand as a sign

[2] übertragen von [1]: als Zeichen gedachte Bewegung der Hand

How to use Handbewegung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handbewegung with translations in English.

[1] Unwillkürliche Handbewegungen können auf eine Erkrankung hindeuten.

[1] involuntary hand movements can be interpreted on a disease

[1] „Atemlos hatte sie die feinen konzentrierten Handbewegungen beobachtet, mit denen er seine Puppe unter dem Bambusvorhang hindurch in Bewegung brachte.“

[1] "She had breathlessly observed the fine concentrated hand movements with which he got his doll under the bamboo curtain moving through"

[1] „Die Mutter arretiert mit einer flinken Handbewegung den Rollator und sieht uns neugierig an.“

[1] "The mother locks the rollator with a nimble hand movement and sees us curiously"

[2] Bitte, machen Sie eine Handbewegung! (Eine oft geäußerte Bitte im Quiz Wikipedia-Artikel „Was bin ich?“ von und mit Wikipedia-Artikel „Robert Lembke“)

[2] Please, make a hand movement (a often expressed request in the quiz wikipedia article "What am Ichäde" by and with Wikipedia articles "Robert Lembke")

[2] Eine Handbewegung genügt und schon spuren alle.

[2] A hand movement is sufficient and traces always

[2] „Mit einer Handbewegung schickt er den Küster fort, nachdem dieser die knarrende Falltür geöffnet hat.“

[2] "He sends the sexton with a hand movement after he opened the creaking trap door"

[2] „Hallows entließ ihn mit einer kurzen Handbewegung und beugte sich wieder über die Karte.“

[2] "Hallows released him with a short hand movement and leaned back over the card" "

[2] „Sie gab ihm durch eine Handbewegung zu verstehen, daß sie erst einmal Luft holen müsse.“

[2] "She gave him to understand that she had to take a breath"

[2] „Der Adjutant machte eine Handbewegung, und der andere Melder ging ebenfalls.“

[2] "The adjutant made a hand movement, and the other detector also went"

[2] „Lucie Wiegand macht eine abwehrende Handbewegung.“

[2] "Lucie Wiegand makes a defensive hand movement"

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