German vocab: professions
Learn with the video: German Professions
In this lesson, you will learn the German vocab about professions with English translation and pictures.
What is the difference between “Beruf” and “Job”?
Beruf is your profession, what you have learned/studied. As a doctor, teacher or any profession with a high identification, you would say:
Mein Beruf ist
In the last years, more and more people in Germany use the word Job instead Beruf. When you are working, but maybe not in your original profession or it’s not your dream-job or a part-time-job, you would say:
Mein Job ist...
Was sind Sie von Beruf?
Ich bin … (von Beruf)
What is your profession?
I am ….
note: Every profession has a masculine and feminine form.
Usually, it is -in for feminin: Student – Studentin.
The plural form for feminin is -innen: Studentinnen.
The masculine Plural, Studenten, should also be learned!
All masculine words ending on -er have the same for for singular and plural:
e.g. der Verkäufer, die Verkäufer
Picture: click on it and repeat the word for every number!
choice of profession
- fitness trainer
- sales person
- flight attendant
- male nurse
- bus driver