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Is it der, die oder das Mitarbeiter?


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

The word Mitarbeiter 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 Mitarbeiter?

How does the declension of Mitarbeiter 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 Mitarbeiter die Mitarbeiter
Genitive des Mitarbeiters der Mitarbeiter
Dative dem Mitarbeiter den Mitarbeitern
Akkusative den Mitarbeiter die Mitarbeiter

What is the meaning of Mitarbeiter in German?

Mitarbeiter has various definitions in German:

[1] someone who works together with others in the same company or in the same institution

[1] jemand, der zusammen mit anderen im gleichen Betrieb oder in der gleichen Institution arbeitet

[2] Someone who works in the group or company of a person who can give him instructions

[2] jemand, der in der Gruppe oder Firma einer Person arbeitet, die ihm Weisungen erteilen kann

How to use Mitarbeiter in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Mitarbeiter with translations in English.

[1] Die Firma hat zwölf Mitarbeiter.

[1] The company has twelve employees

[1] „In einer Firma wurden vier einheimische Mitarbeiter gegen vier billigere Arbeitskräfte aus dem Ausland eingetauscht, aber niemand wusste, dass es sich bei ihnen um Kannibalen handelte.“

[1] "In a company, four local employees were exchanged for four cheaper workers from abroad, but nobody knew that they were cannibal" "

[2] Der Chef ermahnte seine Mitarbeiter.

[2] The boss warned his employee

[2] „Organisatorische Fähigkeiten fehlten ihm, so war er auf einen Stab von Mitarbeitern angewiesen, die er wahllos heranzog.“

[2] "He was missing organizational skills, he was dependent on a staff of employees, whom he was indiscriminately brought up"

[2] „Auch bei der Aufstellung seiner Mitarbeiter ließ man ihm freie Hand.“

[2] "When the employees were to be drawn up, he was also given free hand"

[2] „Er befahl seinen drei Mitarbeitern, den Pfarrer und Herrn Karlsson im Auge zu behalten, während er sich selbst auf den Weg zur Garage machte, um sich zu erkundigen.“

[2] "He ordered his three employees to keep an eye on the pastor and Mr. Karlsson while he made himself on his way to the garage to inquire"

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