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German translation of “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
He is physically handicapped and cannot walk a handicapped child .
(Definition of handicap from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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