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Is it der, die oder das Amateur?


The correct article in German of Amateur is der. So it is der Amateur! (nominative case)

The word Amateur is masculine, therefore the correct article is der.

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 Amateur?

How does the declension of Amateur 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 der Amateur die Amateure
Genitive des Amateurs der Amateure
Dative dem Amateur den Amateuren
Akkusative den Amateur die Amateure

What is the meaning of Amateur in German?

Amateur has various definitions in German:

[1] Someone who runs something in a hobby and does not work professionally

[1] jemand, der etwas rein aus Liebhaberei betreibt und nicht berufsmäßig ausübt

[2] Person who exercises a sport without being paid for it

[2] Person, die einen Sport ausübt, ohne dafür bezahlt zu werden

[3] Person who does a little amateur and thus inadequate

[3] Person, die etwas laienhaft und damit unzulänglich tut

How to use Amateur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Amateur with translations in English.

[1] Er ist zwar nur ein Amateur, aber mit viel Fachwissen.

[1] He is only an amateur, but with a lot of specialist knowledge

[1] „Sie überlassen den Wettbewerb den Amateuren.“

[1] "You leave the competition to the amateur" "

[2] Im Spitzensport gibt es keine Amateure mehr.

[2] There is no amateurs in top sport

[3] Das ist die Arbeit eines Amateurs.

[3] This is the work of an amateur

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