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Is it der, die oder das Chauffeur?


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

The word Chauffeur 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 Chauffeur?

How does the declension of Chauffeur 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 Chauffeur die Chauffeure
Genitive des Chauffeurs der Chauffeure
Dative dem Chauffeur den Chauffeuren
Akkusative den Chauffeur die Chauffeure

What is the meaning of Chauffeur in German?

Chauffeur is defined as:

[1] Someone whose profession is to promote people (especially by car, but also by bus, train and similar) similar: carriage

[1] jemand, dessen Beruf es ist, Personen zu befördern (vor allem mit dem Auto, aber auch mit dem Bus, Zug und Ähnlichem); früher: Kutscher

How to use Chauffeur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chauffeur with translations in English.

[1] Ein Chauffeur holte die Gäste am Flughafen ab und brachte sie in ihr Hotel.

[1] A chauffeur picked up the guests at the airport and brought them to their hotel

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