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Is it der, die oder das Handfläche?


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

The word Handfläche 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 Handfläche?

How does the declension of Handfläche 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 Handfläche die Handflächen
Genitive der Handfläche der Handflächen
Dative der Handfläche den Handflächen
Akkusative die Handfläche die Handflächen

What is the meaning of Handfläche in German?

Handfläche is defined as:

[1] Anatomy: Inner surface of the hand without fingers

[1] Anatomie: innere Fläche der Hand ohne Finger

How to use Handfläche in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handfläche with translations in English.

[1] Manche Leute glauben, dass man das Schicksal einer Person aus den Linien ihrer Handfläche ablesen kann.

[1] Some people believe that one can read the fate of a person from the lines of their palm

[1] „Ich höre, wie die Handflächen an die Handgelenke schlagen.“

[1] "I hear how the palms strike on the wrists"

[1] „Magnussons Finger drückte auf eine Stelle in seiner Handfläche, bis sie schmerzte.“

[1] "Magnusson's fingers pressed onto a place in his palm until she hurt"

[1] „Dann löste Fabiola die Hände vom Gesicht und schaute auf ihre feuchten Handflächen.“

[1] "Then Fabiola loosened her hands off the face and looked at her wet hand surface"

[1] „Ich streichle ihr über den Rücken, mit den Fingern, nicht mit der Handfläche, und setze den Weg fort.“

[1] "I stroke her over my back, with my fingers, not with the palm and put the way away"

How do you pronounce Handfläche?

Handfläche (Österreich)

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