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Is it der, die oder das Direktor?


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

The word Direktor 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 Direktor?

How does the declension of Direktor 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 Direktor die Direktoren
Genitive des Direktors der Direktoren
Dative dem Direktor den Direktoren
Akkusative den Direktor die Direktoren

What is the meaning of Direktor in German?

Direktor has various definitions in German:

[1] Head of a public institution (college, school, authority ...)

[1] Leiter einer öffentlichen Institution (Hochschule, Schule, Behörde…)

[2] Head of an operation, a part of the operating part, one or more departments or areas of responsibility

[2] Leiter eines Betriebes, eines Betriebsteils, einer oder mehrerer Abteilungen oder Zuständigkeitsbereiche

How to use Direktor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Direktor with translations in English.

[1] Viele öffentliche Einrichtungen werden von einem Direktor geleitet, so zum Beispiel ein Zoo durch den Zoodirektor.

[1] Many public institutions are led by a director, such as a zoo by the Zoodristian

[1] „Der Direktor lehnte an der Wand gegenüber und dachte intensiv an seine Pensionierung und an seine Angelhütte am Templiner See.“[1]

[1] "The director refused to the wall and thought intensively on his retirement and his fishing lodge on the Templiner Seekö" [1]

[2] In einem großen Betrieb gibt es Direktoren für verschiedene Betriebszweige.

[2] In a large operation there are directors for different operating branches

[2] Mehrere Direktoren können ein Direktorium bilden.

[2] Several directors can form a directory

[2] Dem Vorstand sind die Bereichsleiter, Direktoren und Abteilungsdirektoren unmittelbar unterstellt. Sie bilden die Spitze der Hierarchie eines Unternehmens.

[2] The board of directors, directors and department directors are directly subordinate to the top of the hierarchy of a company.

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