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Is it der, die oder das Handsatz?


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

The word Handsatz 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 Handsatz?

How does the declension of Handsatz 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 Handsatz die Handsätze
Genitive des Handsatzes der Handsätze
Dative dem Handsatz dem Handsatze den Handsätzen
Akkusative den Handsatz die Handsätze

What is the meaning of Handsatz in German?

Handsatz is defined as:

[1] Freeze by hand

[1] Schriftsatz von Hand

How to use Handsatz in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handsatz with translations in English.

[1] „Liest man heute in einem Buch, das aus der Zeit des klassischen Handsatzes mit Bleilettern stammt, stößt man bisweilen auf Fehler oder scheinbare Ungereimtheiten, die aus heutiger Sicht zunächst einmal als Resultat eines nachlässigen Druck- beziehungsweise eigentlich: Satzprozesses erscheinen.“

[1] "Today you read in a book that comes from the time of the classic handset with leaf stars, you sometimes come across mistakes or apparent inconsistencies, which, from today's perspective, initially appears as a result of a negligent printing or actually: sentence process"

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