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Is it der, die oder das Professor?


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

The word Professor 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 Professor?

How does the declension of Professor 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 Professor die Professoren
Genitive des Professors der Professoren
Dative dem Professor den Professoren
Akkusative den Professor die Professoren

What is the meaning of Professor in German?

Professor has various definitions in German:

[1] Researchers and teachers at a scientific university professors can also work in managerial functions in authorities with a research institution or non -university research organizations

[1] Forscher und Lehrer an einer wissenschaftlichen Hochschule; Professoren können auch in leitenden Funktionen in Behörden mit Forschungseinrichtung oder außeruniversitären Forschungsorganisationen arbeiten

[2] Title of high school teachers in Austria, also (as in Baden-Württemberg) awarded honorably

[2] Titel der Gymnasiallehrer in Österreich, auch (wie in Baden-Württemberg) ehrenhalber verliehen

How to use Professor in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Professor with translations in English.

[1] Zu den Dienstaufgaben von Professoren gehören in der Regel Forschung, Lehre und Mitarbeit in der Selbstverwaltung.

[1] The service of professors generally include research, teaching and cooperation in the self -administration

[1] „Er stammt aus der Bibliothek von Professor Gomperz.“

[1] "He comes from the library of Professor Gomperzä"

[1] „Sie lernte August Wilhelm Schlegel kennen, der als Professor für Literatur und Kunstgeschichte an der neuen Bonner Universität tätig war.“

[1] "She met August Wilhelm Schlegel, who worked as a professor of literature and art history at the new University of Bonn"

[1] „Der Professor lächelte fast mitleidig.“

[1] "The professor smiled almost compassion"

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