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Is it der, die oder das Funktionär?


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

The word Funktionär 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 Funktionär?

How does the declension of Funktionär 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 Funktionär die Funktionäre
Genitive des Funktionärs der Funktionäre
Dative dem Funktionär den Funktionären
Akkusative den Funktionär die Funktionäre

What is the meaning of Funktionär in German?

Funktionär is defined as:

[1] person who is commissioned to perform certain tasks in an institution/organization (in a leading function)

[1] Person, die mit der Wahrnehmung bestimmter Aufgaben in einer Institution/Organisation (in leitender Funktion) beauftragt ist

How to use Funktionär in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Funktionär with translations in English.

[1] „Erst nach und nach setzten hochrangige Funktionäre durch, dass sie ihre Gattinnen mitnehmen durften.“

[1] "Only gradually did high -ranking officials enforce that they were allowed to take their wives with them"

[1] „Wir distanzieren uns von einem autoritären Sozialismus, in dem die politische Macht in den Händen einer äußerst begrenzten Gruppe von führenden Funktionären (oder gar nur eines ‚Führers‘) konzentriert ist, die außerhalb jeder gesellschaftlichen Kontrolle agieren.“

[1] "We distance ourselves from an authoritarian socialism in which political power in the hands of an extremely limited group of leading officials (or even a 'leader') is concentrated who act outside of any social control"

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