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Is it der, die oder das Doktor?


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

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

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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 Doktor?

How does the declension of Doktor 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 1 Plural 2
Nominative der Doktor die Doktoren die Doktores
Genitive des Doktors der Doktoren der Doktores
Dative dem Doktor den Doktoren den Doktores
Akkusative den Doktor die Doktoren die Doktores

What is the meaning of Doktor in German?

Doktor has various definitions in German:

[1] Colloquially: person with medical training

[1] umgangssprachlich: Person mit medizinischer Ausbildung

[2] Title, university: academic degree that can be held after successful doctorate and award from a university

[2] Titel, Universität: akademischer Grad, den man nach erfolgreicher Promotion und erfolgter Verleihung durch eine Hochschule führen darf

How to use Doktor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Doktor with translations in English.

[1] Ich bin zu meinem Doktor gegangen.

[1] I went to my doctor.

[1] Die Frau Doktor hat uns sehr geholfen.

[1] The doctor helped us a lot .

[1] „Alle Vorhaltungen, Überzeugungsversuche und Bitten halfen nichts, der Doktor blieb unbeirrbar und lernte in seiner Freizeit seelenruhig Arabisch, Kisuaheli und Mandingo-Dialekte.“[2]

[1] "All reproaches, attempts to convince and requests did not help, the doctor remained imperturbable and calmly learned Arabic, Kiswahili and Mandingo dialects in his free time." [2]

[2] Sie hat ihren Doktor in Philosophie gemacht.

[2] She did her doctorate in philosophy.

[2] „Nachdem er seinen Doktor in der Tasche hatte, unterbrach er seine Studien bei den Pirahã periodisch, um an der Universität von Campinas zu lehren, an der Universität von Pittsburgh die Linguistische Fakultät zu leiten und an der Universität von Manchester in England Vorlesungen zu halten.“[3]

[2] “After he had his doctorate in his pocket, he periodically interrupted his studies with the Pirahã to teach at the University of Campinas, head the linguistic faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and lectures at the University of Manchester in England

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Pictures or photos of Doktor

[1] ein Doktor
[1] ein Doktor
[2] Studentin erhält ihren Doktor
[2] Studentin erhält ihren Doktor

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