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Is it der, die oder das Berufsstand?


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

The word Berufsstand 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 Berufsstand?

How does the declension of Berufsstand 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 Berufsstand die Berufsstände
Genitive des Berufsstandes des Berufsstands der Berufsstände
Dative dem Berufsstand dem Berufsstande den Berufsständen
Akkusative den Berufsstand die Berufsstände

What is the meaning of Berufsstand in German?

Berufsstand is defined as:

[1] People who pursue similar/same professions and thereby have common interests

[1] Personen, die ähnlichen/gleichen Berufen nachgehen und dadurch gemeinsame Interessen haben

How to use Berufsstand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Berufsstand with translations in English.

[1] „Die neuen Großpraxen verstärken Existenzängste in einem Berufsstand, der sich ohnehin von einer Anwaltsschwemme bedroht sieht und mit Sorgen in die wirtschaftliche Zukunft blickt.“

[1] "The new large practices are intensifying fears of existence in a profession that is already threatened by a lawyer flood and looks at the economic future with concerns"

[1] „Minni hatte eine für ihren Berufsstand außergewöhnliche Gabe: Sie konnte schweigen.“

[1] "Minni had an extraordinary gift for her profession: she could be silent"

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