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Is it der, die oder das Handlungsreisender?


The correct article in German of Handlungsreisender is der. So it is der Handlungsreisender! (nominative case)

The word Handlungsreisender 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.

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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 Handlungsreisender?

How does the declension of Handlungsreisender work in the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive cases? Here you can find all forms in the singular as well as in the plural:

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1 Singular Plural
Nominative Handlungsreisender Handlungsreisende
Genitive Handlungsreisenden Handlungsreisender
Dative Handlungsreisendem Handlungsreisenden
Akkusative Handlungsreisenden Handlungsreisende
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1 Singular Plural
Nominativ der Handlungsreisende die Handlungsreisenden
Genitiv des Handlungsreisenden der Handlungsreisenden
Dativ dem Handlungsreisenden den Handlungsreisenden
Akkusativ den Handlungsreisenden die Handlungsreisenden
gemischte Deklination (mit Possessivpronomen, »kein«, …)
1 Singular Plural
Nominativ ein Handlungsreisender keine Handlungsreisenden
Genitiv eines Handlungsreisenden keiner Handlungsreisenden
Dativ einem Handlungsreisenden keinen Handlungsreisenden
Akkusativ einen Handlungsreisenden keine Handlungsreisenden

What is the meaning of Handlungsreisender in German?

Handlungsreisender is defined as:

[1] Old -fashioned term for: representatives

[1] altmodischer Begriff für: Vertreter

How to use Handlungsreisender in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handlungsreisender with translations in English.

[1] Arthur Miller entlarvt in seinem Werk „Der Tod eines Handlungsreisenden“ den „American Dream“ als Modellfall einer gescheiterten Gesellschaftsordnung.

[1] Arthur Miller exposes the "American Dream" as a model case of a failed social order in his work "The Death of an action traveler"

[1] Er verdiente seinen Lebensunterhalt als Handlungsreisender in Sachen Bürobedarf.

[1] He earned his livelihood as a traveler in terms of office needs

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