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Is it der, die oder das Dirigent?


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

The word Dirigent 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 Dirigent?

How does the declension of Dirigent 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 Dirigent die Dirigenten
Genitive des Dirigenten der Dirigenten
Dative dem Dirigenten den Dirigenten
Akkusative den Dirigenten die Dirigenten

What is the meaning of Dirigent in German?

Dirigent is defined as:

[1] Music: Artistic director of an ensemble, which gives him the beat and in particular the interpretation and game or singing type

[1] Musik: künstlerischer Leiter eines Ensembles, welcher diesem den Takt und insbesondere die Interpretation und Spiel- beziehungsweise Singart angibt

[a] conductor of an orchestra

[a] Dirigent eines Orchesters

[b] Conductor of a choir

[b] Dirigent eines Chores

How to use Dirigent in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dirigent with translations in English.

[1] Um Dirigent zu werden, muss man Klavier spielen können.

[1] To become a conductor, you have to be able to play the piano

[1] „Der spanische Opernstar Placido Domingo, der Mitte Juli nach der Behandlung einer Lungenembolie aus einem Madrider Krankenhaus entlassen worden ist, hat seine Termine als Sänger und Dirigent im Rahmen des Festivals für das 100-jährige Jubiläum der Arena von Verona bestätigt.“

[1] "The Spanish opera star Placido Domingo, who was released in mid-July after the treatment of pulmonary embolism from a Madrid hospital, has confirmed his appointments as a singer and conductor as part of the festival for the 100th anniversary of the Arena of Verona" "

[1a, b] Dirigent ist ein sehr komplexer Beruf.

[1a, b] Conductor is a very complex professional

[2] Raffael ist der Dirigent des Offensivspiels bei Borussia Mönchengladbach.

[2] Raffael is the conductor of the offensive game at Borussia Mönchengladbachä

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