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Is it der, die oder das Handelskrieg?


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

The word Handelskrieg is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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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 Handelskrieg?

How does the declension of Handelskrieg 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 der Handelskrieg die Handelskriege
Genitive des Handelskrieges des Handelskriegs der Handelskriege
Dative dem Handelskrieg dem Handelskriege den Handelskriegen
Akkusative den Handelskrieg die Handelskriege

What is the meaning of Handelskrieg in German?

Handelskrieg has various definitions in German:

[1] Interpretable discussion to weaken the economy of each other

[1] zwischenstaatliche Auseinandersetzung, um die Wirtschaft des jeweils anderen zu schwächen

[2] Warfare against the economic power of the opponent

[2] Kriegführung gegen die Wirtschaftskraft des Kriegsgegners

How to use Handelskrieg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handelskrieg with translations in English.

[1] Zur Zeit herrscht ein partieller Handelskrieg zwischen Russland und dem Westen.

[1] There is currently a partial trade war between Russia and the Westerne

[1] [Paul Krugmann, Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Princeton University:] „»[…] In der EU laufen viele Dinge falsch, aber die Kommission weiß immerhin, wie man Handelskriege [Anmerkung: gegen die USA] führt. Das würde sehr schnell sehr hässlich werden.«“

[1] [Paul Krugmann, Professor of Economics at Princeton University:] "» […] Many things are going wrong in the EU, but the Commission knows how to use trade wars [Note: Against the USA] quickly become very ugly. ""

[2] „Daraufhin wurde ein Handelskrieg mit 21 Ubooten begonnen, von denen 14 westlich der Britischen Inseln operierten.“

[2] "A trade war was then started with 21 ubootes, 14 of which operated west of the British islands"

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