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Is it der, die oder das Handgelenk?


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

The word Handgelenk 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 Handgelenk?

How does the declension of Handgelenk 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 Handgelenk die Handgelenke
Genitive des Handgelenks des Handgelenkes der Handgelenke
Dative dem Handgelenk dem Handgelenke den Handgelenken
Akkusative das Handgelenk die Handgelenke

What is the meaning of Handgelenk in German?

Handgelenk is defined as:

[1] Anatomy: The joint, the hand and forearm connects

[1] Anatomie: dasjenige Gelenk, das Hand und Unterarm verbindet

How to use Handgelenk in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handgelenk with translations in English.

[1] Ich habe mir das Handgelenk verstaucht.

[1] I have stuck my wrist

[1] „Sie packte mein Handgelenk und versuchte es wegzudrehen.“

[1] "She grabbed my wrist and tried to turn away"

[1] „Obgleich ich durch die Ketten an meinen Handgelenken behindert war, war ich im Nu oben und beugte mich hinunter, um Ben nachzuholen.“

[1] "Although I was disabled by the chains on my wrists, I was upstairs in no time and leaned down to catch up" "

[1] „Schließlich greift sie selbst nach seiner Hand, um mit eigenem Ohr und geschlossenen Augen an seinem Handgelenk zu lauschen und läßt die Hand auch nachher noch lange nicht los, sondern drückt sie an ihre Wange.“

[1] "After all, she reaches for his hand even after his hand and eyes closed on his wrist and does not let go of the hand afterwards, but presses it on her cheek"

[1] „Das Handgelenk unterm Gips tat mir weh.“

[1] "The wrist under the plaster did me"

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