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Is it der, die oder das Handbremse?


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

The word Handbremse 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 Handbremse?

How does the declension of Handbremse 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 Handbremse die Handbremsen
Genitive der Handbremse der Handbremsen
Dative der Handbremse den Handbremsen
Akkusative die Handbremse die Handbremsen

What is the meaning of Handbremse in German?

Handbremse has various definitions in German:

[1] Brake system for motor vehicles, which is determined by hand and should prevent an unwanted roller of the vehicle

[1] Bremsanlage bei Kraftfahrzeugen, welche per Hand festgestellt wird und ein ungewolltes Rollen des Fahrzeugs verhindern soll

[2] Brake system for two -wheeled vehicles that is operated by hand and serves to reduce the speed

[2] Bremsanlage bei Zweiradfahrzeugen, die mit der Hand bedient wird und zur Verminderung der Geschwindigkeit dient

How to use Handbremse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handbremse with translations in English.

[1] Ich benutze die Handbremse selten.

[1] I rarely use the handbrake

[1] „Val umklammerte die Handbremse und atmete tief aus.“

[1] "Val clutched the handbrake and breathed deeply"

[1] „In Frankreich, dem Mutterland solcher Auto-Ikonen wie dem Citroën DS oder dem Renault Alpine, wird grundsätzlich ohne angezogene Handbremse geparkt.“

[1] "In France, the mother country of such auto-icons such as the Citroën DS or the Renault Alpine, is basically parked without an attracted handbrake"

[1] „Ich machte die Handbremse los und fuhr langsam vorbei.“

[1] "I started my handbrake and slowly drove past"

[2] Jedes Fahrrad muss mit einer Handbremse ausgestattet sein.

[2] Each bike must be equipped with a handbrake

[2] „Die Handbremse funktionierte jetzt, auch der Dynamo und beide Scheinwerfer, die Kette war frisch geölt und das vordere Schutzblech saß wieder fest.“

[2] "The handbrake now worked, also the dynamo and both headlights, the chain was freshly oiled and the front protective sheet was back" again "

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Pictures or photos of Handbremse

[1] sichtbarer Teil der Handbremse in einem PKW
[1] sichtbarer Teil der Handbremse in einem PKW

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