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Is it der, die oder das Chirurg?


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

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

The "standard pronunciation", which is usually used alone in dictionaries, is [çiˈʁʊʁk] . [ʃiˈʁʊʁk], following the classic principles of pronunciation of <ch> in the initial [1], mainly Central German, East German; but actually throughout the Federal Republic of Germany as well

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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 Chirurg?

How does the declension of Chirurg 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 Chirurg die Chirurgen
Genitive des Chirurgen der Chirurgen
Dative dem Chirurgen den Chirurgen
Akkusative den Chirurgen die Chirurgen

What is the meaning of Chirurg in German?

Chirurg is defined as:

[1] Medicine: Specialist in surgical treatment

[1] Medizin: Facharzt für operative Heilbehandlung

How to use Chirurg in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Chirurg with translations in English.

[1] Knochenbrüche sind eine Aufgabe für Chirurgen.

[1] Fractures are a job for surgeons.

[1] „Valenti besaß jene Selbstsicherheit, die für berühmte Chirurgen charakteristisch ist, und er war ein vollendeter Showmann.“[5]

[1] "Valenti had the self-assurance that is characteristic of famous surgeons, and he was an accomplished showman." [5]

[1] „Bei stark übergewichtigen Menschen können Chirurgen den Magen verkleinern, damit weniger Nahrung hineinpasst.“[6]

[1] "In very overweight people, surgeons can make the stomach smaller so that less food can fit in." [6]

[1] „Keine zehn Minuten später streckt mir ein jüngerer Chirurg seine verschwitzte Hand entgegen.“[7]

[1] “Less than ten minutes later, a younger surgeon holds out his sweaty hand to me” [7]

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