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Is it der, die oder das Handrücken?


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

The word Handrücken 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 Handrücken?

How does the declension of Handrücken 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 der Handrücken die Handrücken
Genitive des Handrückens der Handrücken
Dative dem Handrücken den Handrücken
Akkusative den Handrücken die Handrücken

What is the meaning of Handrücken in German?

Handrücken is defined as:

[1] Part of the hand on the opposite side of the hand inner area

[1] Teil der Hand auf der Gegenseite der Handinnenfläche

How to use Handrücken in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handrücken with translations in English.

[1] Der Stempel auf meinem Handrücken bezeugte, dass ich bereits Eintritt gezahlt hatte.

[1] The stamp testified on my back of my hand that I had already paid entry

[1] „Claire berührte leicht Nikos Handrücken.“

[1] "Claire easily touched Niko's hand back"

[1] „Er wischte ihn mit dem Handrücken weg.“

[1] "He wiped it away with the back of the hand"

[1] „Und dabei lief ihr eine Träne über die Wange, sie wischte sie mit dem Handrücken weg.“

[1] "And there was a tear over her cheek, she wiped her away with the back of the hand"

[1] „Frau Steffens wischte sich mit dem Handrücken die Nase ab und richtete sich auf.“

[1] "Ms. Steffens wiped her nose with the back of the hand and directed"

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