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Is it der, die oder das Handwurzel?


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

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

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 Handwurzel?

How does the declension of Handwurzel 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 Handwurzel die Handwurzeln
Genitive der Handwurzel der Handwurzeln
Dative der Handwurzel den Handwurzeln
Akkusative die Handwurzel die Handwurzeln

What is the meaning of Handwurzel in German?

Handwurzel is defined as:

[1] Basal part of the hand that connects directly to the wrist

[1] basaler Teil der Hand, der direkt am Handgelenk anschließt

How to use Handwurzel in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Handwurzel with translations in English.

[1] „Der Test sei freiwillig und führe im Falle einer Verweigerung nicht dazu, dass sie als volljährig eingestuft werden, betont die Sozialbehörde. Im Zentrum der Überprüfung stehe das Röntgen des Kiefers, bei Bedarf auch der Handwurzel oder des Schlüsselbein-Brustbein-Gelenks. Für die Behörden ist es von großer Bedeutung, ob die unbegleiteten Flüchtlinge wie behauptet tatsächlich minderjährig sind.“

[1] “The test is voluntary and in the event of a refusal that they are classified as of age, emphasizes the social authority at the center of the review, the X-ray of the jaw is, if necessary, the hand root or the collarbone-brushing joint . It is of great importance for the authorities whether the unaccompanied refugees are actually a minor. ”

[1] Ich habe mir die Handwurzel verstaucht.

[1] I stuck my hand root

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