BLL German/Vocabulary/Professions

This table gives you both the male and the female forms of each profession. Often the female form can be deducted by just adding -in to the male one, e. g. "Schauspieler"(actor) becomes "Schauspielerin"(actress). Sometimes this addition precipitates a vowel change in the rest of the word, the -in replaces a few letters of the male word or the change is completely different. For those cases, I shall provide the full female profession name next to the male one.

Professions (male/female)
German English
Angestellter / Angestellte employee
Apotheker / -in pharmacist, chemist
Architekt / -in architect
Arzt / Ärztin physician, doctor
Bauer / Bäuerin farmer
Beamter / Beamtin civil servant
Buchhalter / -in accountant, bookkeeper
Dolmetscher / -in interpreter
Fahrer / -in driver
Feuerwehrmann / Feuerwehrfrau fire fighter
Fremdenführer / -in tourist guide
Handwerker / -in craftsman
Ingenieur / -in engineer
Journalist / -in journalist
Kaufmann / Kauffrau merchant, businessman
Kellner / -in waiter / waitress
Koch / Köchin cook
Lehrer / -in teacher
Maler / -in painter
Musiker / -in musician
Politiker / -in politician
Psychiater / -in psychiatrist
Putzfrau (male form unusual, use "Raumpfleger" instead) cleaning woman
Rechtsanwalt / Rechtsanwältin lawyer, attorney-at-law
Richter / -in judge
Schriftsteller / -in writer, author
Soldat / -in soldier
Tierarzt / Tierärztin veterinarian
Verkäufer / -in salesperson
Vertreter / -in representative
Übersetzer / -in translator

This list isn't exhaustive. Feel free to contribute more professions or sound files for the existing ones.

Last modified on 6 June 2010, at 05:23