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Is it der, die oder das Pfarrer?


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

The word Pfarrer 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 Pfarrer?

How does the declension of Pfarrer 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 Pfarrer die Pfarrer
Genitive des Pfarrers der Pfarrer
Dative dem Pfarrer den Pfarrern
Akkusative den Pfarrer die Pfarrer

What is the meaning of Pfarrer in German?

Pfarrer is defined as:

[1] Christianity: a person who is entrusted with the management of church services, pastoral care and usually also the management of a community

[1] Christentum: eine Person, die mit der Leitung von Gottesdiensten, der seelsorglichen Betreuung und in der Regel auch der Leitung einer Gemeinde betraut ist

How to use Pfarrer in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Pfarrer with translations in English.

[1] „Robert Nandkisore, Pfarrer der St. Antonius-Gemeinde, meint gar, dass über jene fremd anmutende Musik die Welle im Indischen Ozean in die Rödelheimer Kirche "hineingespült" werde.“

[1] "Robert Nandkisore, pastor of the Antonius community, even believes that the wave in the Indian Ocean is" rinsed "into the Rödelheim church."

[1] „Der Pfarrer nickte ihm zu und ging zum Altar.“

[1] "The pastor nodded him and went to the altar" "

[1] „Der Gedanke, vor seinen Schöpfer zu treten, nachdem er gerade jemanden umgebracht hatte, wollte Pfarrer Ferguson so gar nicht gefallen.“

[1] "The thought of stepping in front of his creator after he had just killed someone, Pastor Ferguson didn't want to like it at all"

[1] „Sie weinte, weil sie ahnte, was der Pfarrer gemeint hatte.“

[1] "She cried because she suspected what the pastor meant"

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