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Is it der, die oder das Handbuch?


The correct article in German of Handbuch is das. So it is das Handbuch! (nominative case)

The word Handbuch is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Handbuch?

How does the declension of Handbuch 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 das Handbuch die Handbücher
Genitive des Handbuches des Handbuchs der Handbücher
Dative dem Handbuch dem Handbuche den Handbüchern
Akkusative das Handbuch die Handbücher

What is the meaning of Handbuch in German?

Handbuch is defined as:

[1] Instructions for use or collecting plant in a close version via a certain area, especially in book form

[1] Gebrauchsanweisung oder Sammelwerk in knapper Fassung über ein bestimmtes Gebiet, insbesondere in Buchform

How to use Handbuch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handbuch with translations in English.

[1] Das Handbuch enthält viele gute Tipps zum Umgang mit der neuen Software.

[1] The manual contains many good tips for dealing with the new software

[1] Das „Internationale Handbuch für Hörfunk und Fernsehen“ erscheint seit 1950 alle zwei Jahre.

[1] The "International Handbook for Radio and Television" has been published every two years since 1950

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