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Is it der, die oder das Handschelle?


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

The word Handschelle is feminine, therefore the correct article is die.

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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 Handschelle?

How does the declension of Handschelle 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 Handschelle die Handschellen
Genitive der Handschelle der Handschellen
Dative der Handschelle den Handschellen
Akkusative die Handschelle die Handschellen

What is the meaning of Handschelle in German?

Handschelle is defined as:

[1] mostly plural: steel, lockable bondage around the wrists

[1] meist Plural: stählerne, verschließbare Fessel um die Handgelenke

How to use Handschelle in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handschelle with translations in English.

[1] Der Polizist legte dem Dieb Handschellen an.

[1] The policeman placed handcuffs to the thief

[1] „Ich bin verhaftet, die Herren legen mir Handschellen an, ich werde zuerst aufs Revier geführt, dann in die Artilleriekaserne und in einen Holzverschlag der Wachtstube gesperrt.“

[1] "I am arrested, the gentlemen put on handcuffs, I am first led to the area, then into the artillery barracks and locked in a wooden scaffolding of the waking room"

[1] „Man legte mir Handschellen an und eskortierte mich hinaus.“

[1] "I was put on handcuffs and escorted me"

[1] „Sie behielten die Handschellen mit den Stricken auch noch um, als der Polizist sie über den Hof zog.“

[1] "They kept the handcuffs with the knitting when the police officer zoge"

[1] „Er legte die Arme auf den Rücken und spürte, wie die Handschellen sich um seine Handgelenke schlossen, dann führten ihn die Polizeibeamten zur Friedhofspforte.“

[1] "He put his arms on his back and felt the handcuffs closed around his wrists, then the police officers led him to the cemetery portal" "

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