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Is it der, die oder das Dokumentarfilmer?


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

The word Dokumentarfilmer 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 Dokumentarfilmer?

How does the declension of Dokumentarfilmer 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 Dokumentarfilmer die Dokumentarfilmer
Genitive des Dokumentarfilmers der Dokumentarfilmer
Dative dem Dokumentarfilmer den Dokumentarfilmern
Akkusative den Dokumentarfilmer die Dokumentarfilmer

What is the meaning of Dokumentarfilmer in German?

Dokumentarfilmer is defined as:

[1] Person who shoots documentaries

[1] Person, die Dokumentarfilme dreht

How to use Dokumentarfilmer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Dokumentarfilmer with translations in English.

[1] „Pennebaker, 2012 als erster Dokumentarfilmer überhaupt mit einem Ehrenoscar ausgezeichnet, war nicht nur ein Chronist der jüngeren US-Musikgeschichte.“

[1] "Pennebaker, who was the first documentary filmmaker in 2012 with a honorary oscar, was not just a chronicler of the younger US music history" "

[1] „Wie soll man als Dokumentarfilmer filmisch mit Nähe und Distanz umgehen?“

[1] "How should you, as a documentary filmmaker, cease to exist with closeness and distance"

[1] „Er ist Amerikas erfolgreichster, originellster und wohl am meisten gefürchteter Dokumentarfilmer.“

[1] "He is America's most successful, most original and probably most feared documentary filmmaker"

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