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Is it der, die oder das Handgepäck?


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

The word Handgepäck 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 Handgepäck?

How does the declension of Handgepäck 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 Handgepäck
Genitive des Handgepäckes des Handgepäcks
Dative dem Handgepäck
Akkusative das Handgepäck

What is the meaning of Handgepäck in German?

Handgepäck is defined as:

[1] Luggage that a traveler has with him, cabin luggage, on -board luggage

[1] Gepäckstück, das ein Reisender bei sich hat, Kabinengepäck, Bordgepäck

How to use Handgepäck in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handgepäck with translations in English.

[1] Während des Fluges muss das Handgepäck im Gepäckfach oder unter dem Sitz verstaut werden.

[1] During the flight, the hand luggage must be stowed away in the luggage compartment or under the seat

[1] „International gibt es zur erlaubten Größe des Handgepäcks allerdings keine festgesetzte Norm, der Weltluftfahrtverband IATA spricht nur Empfehlungen aus.“

[1] "Internationally, however, there is no fixed standard for the permitted size of the hand luggage, the World Aviation Association IATA only speaks recommendations"

[1] „Grundsätzlich reise ich nur mit Handgepäck.“

[1] "Basically I only travel with a hand luggage"

[1] „Soweit auf Bahnhöfen Gepäckträger bestellt sind, haben sie Reise- und Handgepäck zu den von den Reisenden bezeichneten Stellen zu bringen.“

[1] "As far as luggage racks are ordered at train stations, they have travel and hand luggage to the points designated by the travelers"

[1] „Sie gingen zusammen zu ihrem Handgepäck und stellten sich in die Warteschlange, die sich in Bewegung gesetzt hatte.“

[1] "They went to their hand luggage together and stood in the queue that had set in motion"

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