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Is it der, die oder das Handtuch?


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

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

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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 Handtuch?

How does the declension of Handtuch 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 Handtuch die Handtücher
Genitive des Handtuches des Handtuchs der Handtücher
Dative dem Handtuch dem Handtuche den Handtüchern
Akkusative das Handtuch die Handtücher

What is the meaning of Handtuch in German?

Handtuch is defined as:

[1] a piece of cloth that is used to rub dry

[1] ein Stück Stoff, das zum Trockenreiben dient

How to use Handtuch in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handtuch with translations in English.

[1] Er nahm ein sauberes Handtuch aus dem Schrank.

[1] He took a clean towel from the closet

[1] Sie trocknete mit dem Handtuch das Geschirr ab.

[1] She dried the dishes with the towel.

[1] „Gee wickelte das höchste Paar Schuhe, das sie besaß, in ein verschlissenes Handtuch und steckte es in ihre Strandtasche.“[2]

[1] "Gee wrapped the tallest pair of shoes she owned in a worn towel and put it in her beach bag." [2]

[1] „Vom schnellen Aufstehen war ihm schwindelig geworden, und die bunten Stoffe der Handtücher tanzten vor seinen Augen.“[3]

[1] "Getting up quickly made him dizzy, and the brightly colored fabrics on the towels danced in front of his eyes." [3]

[1] „Ich legte mein Handtuch einen Meter neben Barbaras.“[4]

[1] "I put my towel one meter next to Barbaras." [4]

[1] „Er ging fort und rieb sich den Kopf mit dem Handtuch trocken.“[5]

[1] “He went away and rubbed his head dry with the towel” [5]

How do you pronounce Handtuch?

Handtuch (Österreich)

Pictures or photos of Handtuch

[1] ein Handtuch
[1] ein Handtuch

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