Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

German translation of “handicap”

See all translations

handicap

noun /ˈhӕndikӕp/
something that makes doing something more difficult
die Behinderung
The loss of a finger would be a handicap for a pianist.
(in a race, competition etc) a disadvantage of some sort (eg having to run a greater distance in a race) given to the best competitors so that others have a better chance of winning.
das Handikap
a race, competition etc in which this happens.
das Vorgaberennen, -spiel
(a form of) physical or mental disability
die Behinderung
children with physical handicaps.
handicapped adjective
behindert
He is physically handicapped and cannot walk a handicapped child.
(Definition of handicap from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “handicap” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More