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Is it der, die oder das Diplomat?


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

The word Diplomat 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 Diplomat?

How does the declension of Diplomat 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 Diplomat die Diplomaten
Genitive des Diplomaten der Diplomaten
Dative dem Diplomaten den Diplomaten
Akkusative den Diplomaten die Diplomaten

What is the meaning of Diplomat in German?

Diplomat is defined as:

[1] Politics: Personal who is authorized by the government of a state to represent this state abroad or in international organizations and negotiate a person in the diplomatic service

[1] Politik: Person, die von der Regierung eines Staates dazu ermächtigt ist, diesen Staat im Ausland oder bei internationalen Organisationen zu vertreten und Verhandlungen zu führen; eine Person im diplomatischen Dienst

How to use Diplomat in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Diplomat with translations in English.

[1] Diplomaten genießen besondere Rechte.

[1] Diplomats enjoy special rights

[1] Ein Diplomat ist ein Missionschef oder Mitglied des diplomatischen Personals einer Mission, der die Interessen des eigenen Staates im Ausland oder bei einer internationalen Organisation vertritt.

[1] A diplomat is a mission chief or a member of the diplomatic staff of a mission who represents the interests of their own state abroad or at an international organization

[1] Die diplomatische Kommunikation wird ebenfalls als unverletzlich betrachtet, und Diplomaten ist es seit langem erlaubt, Dokumente mit dem sog. „Diplomatenkoffer” oder der „Diplomatenpost” außer Landes zu bringen, ohne durchsucht zu werden.

[1] Diplomatic communication is also considered invulnerable, and diplomats have long been allowed to get documents with the sequence "diplomatic case" or the "diplomatic mail" without being searched.

[1] Als der damalige Außenminister Joschka Fischer lobhudelnde Nachrufe auf NS-belastete Diplomaten im Mitarbeitermagazin untersagte, löste er fast einen Aufstand aus.

[1] When the then Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer prohibited praise to obtain praise for Nazi-burdened diplomats in the employee magazine, he almost released an uprising

[1] „Ein solcher hilfsbereiter Fremder war Tony, ein amerikanischer Diplomat in Namibia.“

[1] "Such a helpful stranger was Tony, an American diplomat in Namibiade"

[1] „Nachdem Fürst Andrej sich gewaschen und umgekleidet hatte, ging er in das luxuriös eingerichtete Kabinett des Diplomaten und setzte sich an den gedeckten Tisch, während Bilibin es sich am Kamin bequem machte.“

[1] "After Fürst Andrej washed and dressed up, he went into the luxuriously furnished cabinet of the diplomat and sat down at the set table, while Bilibin made it comfortable on the fireplace"

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