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Occupations in German

One of the first questions that people ask when they meet someone new in a social context is what they do for a living. So if you plan to have conversations with people in German, then you will need to brush up on your vocabulary of occupations in German.

In German all occupations have a feminine and a masculine form. In most cases the feminine form ends in –in and sometimes features “Umlaute” as well. “Umlaute” are the little dots above the “ä”, “ö” or “ü”.

Let's check out this lesson on occupations in German...

How to pronounce occupations in German

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However there are some exceptions, for example

Zum Beispiel:

As you can see you don’t need to include an article, like “a” or “an”, in German, when talking about your occupation, whereas in English you do.

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