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Is it der, die oder das Handelsunternehmen?


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

The word Handelsunternehmen 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 Handelsunternehmen?

How does the declension of Handelsunternehmen 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 Handelsunternehmen die Handelsunternehmen
Genitive des Handelsunternehmens der Handelsunternehmen
Dative dem Handelsunternehmen den Handelsunternehmen
Akkusative das Handelsunternehmen die Handelsunternehmen

What is the meaning of Handelsunternehmen in German?

Handelsunternehmen is defined as:

[1] trade: trading operation

[1] Handel: handeltreibender Betrieb

How to use Handelsunternehmen in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handelsunternehmen with translations in English.

[1] „Denn Edeka habe wegen seines dichten Filialnetzes langfristig mehr Anreize zur Schließung von Filialen als irgendein anderes Handelsunternehmen.“

[1] "Because Edeka has more incentives to close branches than any other trading company because of its dense branch network"

[1] „Diese Vorgehensweise gewährleistet, dass beispielsweise Handelsunternehmen oder Banken möglichen Stornierungen oder Kündigungen rechtzeitig präventiv entgegenwirken können und so eventuelle Umsatzverluste vermeiden, bevor sie entstehen.“

[1] "This procedure ensures that, for example, trading companies or banks can counteract possible cancellations or terminations in good time and thus avoid any loss of sales before they arise"

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