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Is it der, die oder das Handspiel?


The correct article in German of Handspiel is das. So it is das Handspiel! (nominative case)

The word Handspiel is neuter, therefore the correct article is das.

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 Handspiel?

How does the declension of Handspiel 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 das Handspiel die Handspiele
Genitive des Handspiels des Handspieles der Handspiele
Dative dem Handspiel dem Handspiele den Handspielen
Akkusative das Handspiel die Handspiele

What is the meaning of Handspiel in German?

Handspiel has various definitions in German:

[1] Sport, football: take into account the ball with your hand or arm.

[1] Sport, Fußball: regelwidriges Spielen des Balles mit der Hand oder dem Arm

[2] Card game, especially skat: game out of your hand, only with the cards you hold in your hand

[2] Kartenspiel, insbesondere Skat: Spiel aus der Hand, also nur mit den Karten, die man in der Hand hält

How to use Handspiel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handspiel with translations in English.

[1] „Nach einem völlig unnötigen Handspiel von Steffen Reuther im eigenen Strafraum zeigte der Schiedsrichter auf den Elfmeter-Punkt.

[1] “After a completely unnecessary handball by Steffen Reuther in his own penalty area, the referee pointed to the penalty point

[2] „Der Alleinspieler kann ein Handspiel wählen, bei dem er ohne den Skat spielt […] und den Skat auch nicht ansehen darf.“

[2] "The sole player can choose a handball in which he plays without the skat [...] and shouldn't look at the skat"

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