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Is it der, die oder das Profi?


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

The word Profi 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 Profi?

How does the declension of Profi 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 Profi die Profis
Genitive des Profis der Profis
Dative dem Profi den Profis
Akkusative den Profi die Profis

What is the meaning of Profi in German?

Profi has various definitions in German:

[1] Someone who does an activity in which he is particularly familiar and/or for whom he is trained

[1] jemand, der eine Tätigkeit ausführt, in der er sich besonders gut auskennt und/oder für die er ausgebildet ist

[2] Someone who does an activity against payment

[2] jemand, der eine Tätigkeit gegen Bezahlung ausführt

[3] someone who performs a sport professionally

[3] jemand, der einen Sport berufsmäßig ausführt; Sportler

How to use Profi in a sentence?

Example sentences in German using Profi with translations in English.

[1] Ein echter Profi wird auch mit den vielen Auflagen zurechtkommen.

[1] A real professional is also caught with the many requirements

[1] „Reist einer als Profi, in meinem Fall als Reporter, dann wird er der Willkür häufiger begegnen.“

[1] "If someone travels as a professional, in my case as a reporter, then he will meet the arbitrariness more often"

[1] „Ich fühlte mich allmählich wie ein richtiger Profi.“

[1] "I gradually felt like a real professional"

[1] „Müller ist Profi geworden.“

[1] "Müller is a professional"

[1] „Als die Drogen sie vollständig im Griff hatten, beschränkte sie sich nur noch auf Schmuck und Bargeld. Sie war ein echter Profi, eben genauso wie ich. Aber ich schweife ab.“

[1] “When the drugs had completely under control, she was only limited to jewelry and cash she was a real professional, just like me. But I wander off. "

[1] „Mach dir keine Sorgen, Mali. Die Mädels sind Profis“

[1] "Don't worry, Maliä The girls are professionals"

[1] „Der Mann spürt, dass er sie in der Schlinge hat. Sie ist kein Profi, sonst würde sie niemals genaue Angaben machen (›Ich kann mich nicht erinnern – es könnte so gewesen sein oder auch so‹).“

[1] "The man feels that he has her in the noose she is not a professional, otherwise she would never give precise information (" I can't remember - it could have been or so ")."

[1] „Katharina ringt kurz um Atem und Fassung. Profi, erinnert sie sich, sie ist ein Profi. Und er ein zahlender Besucher des Museums. Sie braucht diesen Job. Sie kann damit umgehen.“

[1] “Katharina briefly wrestles for breath and version, she recalls, she is a professional. And he a paying visitor to the museum. She needs this job. She can handle it. "

[1] „Sie sah wirklich scharf aus, aber sie war ein echter Profi.“

[1] "She looked really sharp, but she was a real professional"

[1, 3] „Freunde und Profis des Klettersports haben eine neue Möglichkeit, in Berlin an künstlichen Felswänden zu trainieren.“

[1, 3] "Friends and professionals of climbing have a new way to train in Berlin on artificial rock walls"

[2] Die Reparatur kann nur von einem Profi erledigt werden.

[2] The repair can only be done by a professional

[3] Von einem Profi hätte ich mir eine bessere Platzierung erwartet.

[3] I would have expected a better placement from a professional

How do you pronounce Profi?

Profi (Österreich)

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