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Is it der, die oder das Doktorand?


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

The word Doktorand 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 Doktorand?

How does the declension of Doktorand 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 Doktorand die Doktoranden
Genitive des Doktoranden der Doktoranden
Dative dem Doktoranden den Doktoranden
Akkusative den Doktoranden die Doktoranden

What is the meaning of Doktorand in German?

Doktorand is defined as:

[1] Student who strives for the doctoral dignity

[1] Student, der die Doktorwürde anstrebt

How to use Doktorand in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Doktorand with translations in English.

[1] Der Doktorand steht kurz vor der Doktorprüfung.

[1] The doctoral student is about to take the doctoral examination

[1] „Wie oft das geschah und wie viele Doktoranden und Doktorandinnen er zum Dr. begleitet hat, mag dahinstehen.“

[1] "How often that happened and how many doctoral students accompanied them to the drain may be left."

[1] „Ein Schweizer Doktorand twittert kritisch über China. Danach will seine Professorin an der Universität St. Gallen nichts mehr mit ihm zu tun haben – sie fürchtet, kein Visum mehr zu bekommen.“

[1] "A Swiss doctoral student tweeted critically about Chinese afterwards his professor at the University of St. Gallen no longer wants to have anything to do with him - fears that she is no longer a visa."

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