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Is it der, die oder das Handelsflotte?


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

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

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 Handelsflotte?

How does the declension of Handelsflotte 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 Handelsflotte die Handelsflotten
Genitive der Handelsflotte der Handelsflotten
Dative der Handelsflotte den Handelsflotten
Akkusative die Handelsflotte die Handelsflotten

What is the meaning of Handelsflotte in German?

Handelsflotte is defined as:

[1] entirety of the merchant ships of a country

[1] Gesamtheit der Handelsschiffe eines Landes

How to use Handelsflotte in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handelsflotte with translations in English.

[1] Riga hatte schon früh in seiner Geschichte eine starke Handelsflotte.

[1] Riga had a strong merchant fleet in its history early on

[1] „Um die Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts war die niederländische Handelsflotte größer als die Englands, Frankreichs und Spaniens zusammen.“

[1] "Around the middle of the 19th century, the Dutch merchant fleet was larger than the England, France and Spain."

[1] „Die »Bremen« galt als modernster Passagierdampfer der deutschen Handelsfotte und stellte schon bei ihrer Jungfernfahrt vor 90 Jahren einen Geschwindigkeitsrekord auf.“

[1] "Bremen" was considered the latest passenger steamer in the German trading fote and already set a speed record on her maiden voyage 90 years ago "

[1] „Diese Zahlen umschließen auch die beschlagnahmten Auslandsguthaben und die unter den Verbündeten aufgeteilte deutsche Handelsflotte.“

[1] "These figures also enclose the confiscated credits and the German trade fleote that is divided into allies"

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