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Is it der, die oder das Handhabe?


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

The word Handhabe 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 Handhabe?

How does the declension of Handhabe 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 Handhabe die Handhaben
Genitive der Handhabe der Handhaben
Dative der Handhabe den Handhaben
Akkusative die Handhabe die Handhaben

What is the meaning of Handhabe in German?

Handhabe has various definitions in German:

[1] Means to achieve something

[1] Mittel, um etwas zu erreichen

[2] The part of a vessel or tool that is kept on

[2] der Teil eines Gefäßes oder Werkzeuges, an welchem es gehalten wird

How to use Handhabe in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handhabe with translations in English.

[1] Wir haben keine Handhabe, hier einzuschreiten.

[1] We have no handle to intervene here

[1] Dadurch, dass wir lange nichts unternommen haben, haben wir nun keine Handhabe mehr.

[1] The fact that we have not undertook anything for a long time, we now have no handling more

[1] „Wir Polizisten haben rechtlich keinerlei Handhabe gegen solch ein Verhalten.“

[1] "We police officers have no handling against such a behavior"

[2] Die Handhabe einer Feile.

[2] The handling of a file

[2] „Eine große Seiger Schale mit kupfernen Handhaben.“

[2] "A large Seiger bowl with copper handwell"

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