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Is it der, die oder das Priester?


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

The word Priester 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 Priester?

How does the declension of Priester 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 Priester die Priester
Genitive des Priesters der Priester
Dative dem Priester den Priestern
Akkusative den Priester die Priester

What is the meaning of Priester in German?

Priester has various definitions in German:

[1] History of religion: mediator between the human and divine area, for example by victims

[1] Religionsgeschichte: Mittler zwischen dem menschlichen und göttlichen Bereich, zum Beispiel durch Opfer

[2] Christianity, especially Catholicism and orthodoxy: official in the church, permanently ordered by the ordination

[2] Christentum, vor allem Katholizismus und Orthodoxie: Amtsträger in der Kirche, dauerhaft bestellt durch die Priesterweihe

How to use Priester in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Priester with translations in English.

[1] Die ägyptischen Priester waren hoch angesehen.

[1] The Egyptian priests were highly regarded

[1] „Der Priester als Mittler zwischen Mensch und göttlicher Welt findet sich auch heute noch bei Kulturen mit Ackerbau und Viehzucht (zu denen die Kelten gehörten), während der Schamane bei den Jägern, Sammlern und Hirtennomaden anzutreffen ist.“

[1] "The priest as an intermediary between man and the divine world can still be found in cultures with agriculture and cattle breeding (among which the Celts belonged), while the shaman can be found in the hunters, collectors and shepherd's nomads"

[1] „Die dargestellten Personen tragen eindeutig keltische Kleidung, eine Szene stellt wahrscheinlich Opferhandlungen mit einem Priester dar.“

[1] "The people shown clearly wear Celtic clothing, a scene probably puts sacrificial actions with a priest" "

[1, 2] „Der Arzt sieht den Menschen in seiner ganzen Schwäche, der Advokat in seiner ganzen Schlechtigkeit und der Priester in seiner ganzen Dummheit.“

[1, 2] "The doctor sees people in all his weakness, the lawyer in all his badness and the priest in all of his stupidity"

[2] Als Priester kann man Pfarrer werden.

[2] As a priest you can become a pastor

[2] „Es nützte nichts, weder der Priester noch sonst jemand vermochte ihn davon abzubringen, daß ich nicht sein Diener, sondern sein Sklave sei…“

[2] "It was of no use, neither the priest nor someone else could dissuade him from the fact that I was not his servant but his slave ..."

[2] „Der Priester ist nicht gekommen.“

[2] "The priest did not come"

[2] „Dieser Mann konnte nicht schreiben; aber er schämte sich dessen nicht, denn mit Ausnahme des Priesters und eines Wundarztes besaß niemand im Regiment diese Fertigkeit.“

[2] "This man could not be bold but he was not ashamed of it, because with the exception of the priest and a surgeon, nobody had this skill in the regiment"

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Pictures or photos of Priester

[1] Statue eines ägyptischen Priesters mit einer Figur des Osiris
[1] Statue eines ägyptischen Priesters mit einer Figur des Osiris
[2] ein katholischer Priester
[2] ein katholischer Priester
[2] ein orthodoxer Priester bei der Taufe
[2] ein orthodoxer Priester bei der Taufe

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