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Is it der, die oder das Ingenieur?


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

The word Ingenieur 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 Ingenieur?

How does the declension of Ingenieur 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 Ingenieur die Ingenieure
Genitive des Ingenieurs der Ingenieure
Dative dem Ingenieur den Ingenieuren
Akkusative den Ingenieur die Ingenieure

What is the meaning of Ingenieur in German?

Ingenieur is defined as:

[1] Protected professional title (in Germany): Completion of training in engineering

[1] geschützte Berufsbezeichnung (in Deutschland): Absolvent einer Ausbildung in den Ingenieurwissenschaften

How to use Ingenieur in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Ingenieur with translations in English.

[1] Der japanische Ingenieur entwickelt ein neues Telefon.

[1] The Japanese engineer develops a new telephone

[1] „Erst seit 1965 allerdings ist die Berufsbezeichnung „Ingenieur" durch ein Gesetz geschützt.“

[1] "However, the job title" engineer "has only been protected by a law since 1965

[1] „Angespannt lauschen die Ingenieure auf das Knistern in den Kurzwellenempfängern. Erst als sie ganz leise, dann immer lauter das charakteristische Piep-Piep des Sputnik hören, fallen sie sich in die Arme.“

[1] "The engineers are only listening to the crackling in the shortwave recipient as they are very quiet, then hear the characteristic beep of Sputnik louder, they fall into their arms."

[1] „Die drei französischen Ingenieure, die mit Ramin zum Interview verabredet sind, lächeln und schütteln nach leichtem Zögern meine Hand, die ich ihnen hinhalte.“

[1] "The three French engineers who have agreed with Ramin for an interview smile and shake my hand after a slight hesitation, which I hold on to you"

[1] „Vor 120 Jahren kam der Flugpionier und Ingenieur Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) bei einem Flugversuch mit seinem Normalsegelapparat ums Leben.“

[1] "120 years ago the flight pioneer and engineer Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) came around the life with his normal level"

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