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Is it der, die oder das Handicap?


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

The word Handicap 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 Handicap?

How does the declension of Handicap 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 Handicap die Handicaps
Genitive des Handicaps der Handicaps
Dative dem Handicap den Handicaps
Akkusative das Handicap die Handicaps

What is the meaning of Handicap in German?

Handicap has various definitions in German:

[1] Social (and/or physical) disadvantage due to a disability

[1] soziale (und/oder körperliche) Benachteiligung aufgrund einer Behinderung

[2] Sport: Factor for leveling different performance strengths

[2] Sport: Faktor zur Nivellierung unterschiedlicher Leistungsstärken

How to use Handicap in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handicap with translations in English.

[1] „13 ausgebildete Reiseassistenten stehen ab sofort als Begleitpersonen für Urlaubsreisende mit Handicap zur Verfügung.“

[1] "13 trained travel assistants are now available as accompanying persons for vacation travelers with a handicap"

[1] „Ein Handicap sind die Fahrräder, meistens Vorkriegsmodelle, die in keiner Weise dem inzwischen moderneren DDR-Verkehr gewachsen sind.“

[1] "A handicap are the bicycles, mostly pre-war models that in no way grown to the now more modern GDR traffic"

[1] „Die in Deutschland in den vergangenen Jahren so oft diskutierte Inklusion, das Nebeneinander von Schülern mit und ohne Handicap in einer Klasse, ist in Finnland kein Thema, denn es gab sie schon immer.“

[1] "The inclusion, which has been discussed so many times in Germany in recent years, that the coexistence of students with and without handicap in a class is not an issue in Finland, because it has always existed"

[2] „Jeder Golfspieler ist selbstverständlich daran interessiert, sein eigenes Spiel zu verbessern und demzufolge ein besseres Handicap zu bekommen.“

[2] "Every golfer is of course interested in improving their own game and consequently getting a better handicap"

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