MEIN BERUF – MY JOB

Kindergarten Fun & Care Foto: Clemens Fabry

I am nurse – when giving your job (or nationality) “a” is not used:

 

Decide whether this is a man or a woman telling you her/his profession:
Ich bin Deutschlehrerin – German teacher
Ich bin Ingenieur – I’m engineer
Ich bin Arzt –  I’m doctor
Ich bin Ärztin – I’m doctor

 

There are some minor variations:
Ich bin Krankenschwester does not add -in! I’m nurse.
Ich bin Krankenpfleger – I’m male nurse.

Watch this video and see if you can hear some of the professions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyoptTjDtz0

 

Berufe you may have been able to identify on the video using keyword strategy are:

Arzt, Ärztin, Chirurgin, Rentner, Kaffeemaschinen reparieren, Architektin, Architekt, Blumenverkäuferin, Musikerin, Mode Stylistin, Maler, Polizeibeamter, Business Management, Konditor, Richter, Rechtsanwalt

Find the English translation on Leo online dictionary.

https://dict.leo.org/ende/index_en.html#/search=rentner&searchLoc=0&resultOrder=basic&multiwordShowSingle=on

Type in ‘Rentner’ to see the meaning. Click on the arrow in front of the German word to listen to the pronunciation paying particular attention to the German unstressed ‘-er’ sound which many professions end in. Similar to Bruder, Schwester, Vater, Mutter.

GRAMMAR NOTE: I am nurse” –  you don’t use “a” in German. Funny language!

Plural   ALWAYS  takes the feminine article    “die”

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