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Is it der, die oder das Handlung?


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

The word Handlung 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 Handlung?

How does the declension of Handlung 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 Handlung die Handlungen
Genitive der Handlung der Handlungen
Dative der Handlung den Handlungen
Akkusative die Handlung die Handlungen

What is the meaning of Handlung in German?

Handlung has various definitions in German:

[1] Human actions, action, (consciously executed) act

[1] menschliches Tun, Handeln, (bewusst ausgeführte) Tat

[2] happened in a story, the content of which

[2] Geschehen in einer Geschichte, deren Inhalt

[3] often as the second part of a determinative composite: business/shop

[3] oft als zweiter Bestandteil eines Determinativkompositums: Geschäft/Laden

[4] Law: Every human behavior controlled by a will

[4] Rechtswissenschaft: jedes von einem Willen gesteuerte menschliche Verhalten

How to use Handlung in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handlung with translations in English.

[1] Sie hat sich zu einer unüberlegten Handlung hinreißen lassen.

[1] She was carried away by a rash action

[1] Jetzt ist schnelle Handlung gefragt.

[1] Now fast action is required

[1] Mit seiner vorschnellen Handlung hat er alle anderen gefährdet.

[1] With his hasty act, he has all the other endangered

[1] Diese eigenmächtige Handlung wird sie dir nie verzeihen.

[1] You will never forgive you for this self -empowerment

[2] Die Handlung des Films ist ziemlich simpel.

[2] The plot of the film is pretty simple

[2] Die Handlung spielt im Italien des 18. Jahrhunderts.

[2] The plot plays in the 19th century Italy.

[3] Dieser Wellensittich ist aus der zoologischen Handlung am Marktplatz.

[3] This budgie is from the zoological act on the marketplace

[3] Es hat eine neue Buchhandlung am Stadtrand eröffnet.

[3] It opened a new bookstore on the outskirts

[4] Hier liegt eine strafbare Handlung vor.

[4] Here is a criminal act in front

How do you pronounce Handlung?

Handlung (Österreich)

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