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Is it der, die oder das Hanse?


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

The word Hanse 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 Hanse?

How does the declension of Hanse 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 Hanse
Genitive der Hanse
Dative der Hanse
Akkusative die Hanse

What is the meaning of Hanse in German?

Hanse is defined as:

[1] History: Federation of German cities in the Middle Ages to promote their interests, especially trade

[1] Geschichte: Bund deutscher Städte im Mittelalter zur Förderung ihrer Interessen, vor allem des Handels

How to use Hanse in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Hanse with translations in English.

[1] Die Hanse war vor allem im Ostseeraum aktiv.

[1] The Hanseatic

[1] Die Blütezeit der Hanse begann in der zweiten Hälfte des 14. und endete im 15. Jahrhundert.

[1] The heyday of the Hanseatic League started in the second half of the 14th and ended in the 15th century.

[1] „Sie essen überhaupt gut bei der Hanse und trinken behaglich den warmen südlichen Rotspon wie das eigene kühle Bier.“

[1] "You eat well with the Hanseatic League and drink the warm southern red ponder like your own cool beer" "

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