Is it der, die oder das Handgriff?
The correct article in German of Handgriff is der. So it is der Handgriff! (nominative case)
The word Handgriff is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.
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.
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 Handgriff?
How does the declension of Handgriff work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:
|Nominative||der Handgriff||die Handgriffe|
|Genitive||des Handgriffes des Handgriffs||der Handgriffe|
|Dative||dem Handgriff dem Handgriffe||den Handgriffen|
|Akkusative||den Handgriff||die Handgriffe|
What is the meaning of Handgriff in German?
Handgriff has various definitions in German:
 Device that enables the seizure of an object by hand Vorrichtung, die das Ergreifen/Festhalten eines Gegenstandes mit der Hand ermöglicht
 Activity to achieve something Aktivität, um etwas zu erreichen
How to use Handgriff in a sentence?
Example sentences in German using Handgriff with translations in English.
 Mit dem Gerät könnte man besser umgehen, wenn es zwei Handgriffe hätte. The device could be dealt with better if there were two steps
 Um das zu bewerkstelligen, waren viele Handgriffe nötig. To do this, many handles were necessary
How do you pronounce Handgriff?
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