Let’s talk about people, jobs and professions. These words and phrases will help you when talking about yourself and others, or when you’re planning to apply for a new job abroad.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning German“.

People & Professions in German

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human (being) / person(der) Mensch
(die) Person

people / humans(die) Menschen
(die) Leute

woman [Sg](die) Frau
women [Pl](die) Frauen
man [Sg](der) Mann
men [Pl](die) Männer
child [Sg](das) Kind
children [Pl](die) Kinder
girl [Sg](das) Mädchen
girls [Pl](die) Mädchen
boy [Sg](der) Junge
boys [Pl](die) Jungen


profession [Sg](der) Beruf
professions [Pl](die) Berufe
employee / worker [Sg](der) Angestellter
(der) Arbeiter

employees / workers [Pl]Angestellte
(die) Arbeiter

clerk / official [Sg](der) Beamter
clerks / officials [Pl]Beamte
colleague [Sg](der) Kollege
colleagues [Pl](die) Kollegen
pensioner / retiree [Sg](der) Pensionär
(der) Rentner

pensioners / retirees [Pl](die) Pensionäre
(die) Rentner

unemployed person / jobseeker [Sg](der) Arbeitsloser
unemployed persons / jobseekers [Pl]Arbeitslose
doctor [Sg](der) Doktor
doctors [Pl](die) Doktoren
journalist [Sg](der) Journalist
journalists [Pl](die) Journalisten
engineer [Sg](der) Ingenieur
engineers [Pl](die) Ingenieure
boss [Sg](der) Chef
bosses [Pl](die) Chefs
director [Sg](der) Direktor
directors [Pl](die) Direktoren
manager [Sg](der) Manager
managers [Pl](die) Manager
secretary [Sg](der) Sekretär (m), (die) Sekretärin (f)
secretaries [Pl](die) Sekretäre (m), (die) Sekretärinnen (f)
driver [Sg](der) Fahrer (m), (die) Fahrerin (f)
drivers [Pl](die) Fahrer (m), (die) Fahrerinnen (f)
farmer [Sg](der) Bauer (m), (die) Bäuerin (f)
farmers [Pl](die) Bauern (m), (die) Bäuerinnen (f)
baker [Sg](der) Bäcker
bakers [Pl](die) Bäcker
salesman (m), saleswoman (f) [Sg](der) Verkäufer (m), (die) Verkäuferin (f)
salesmen (m), saleswomen (f) [Pl](die) Verkäufer (m), (die) Verkäuferinnen (f)
nurse [Sg](der) Krankenpfleger (m), (die) Krankenpflegerin (f)
nurses [Pl](die) Krankenpfleger (m), (die) Krankenpflegerinnen (f)
policeman (m), policewoman (f) [Sg](der) Polizist (m), (die) Polizistin (f)
policemen (m), policewomen (f) [Pl](die) Polizisten (m), (die) Polizistinnen (f)
cook / chef [Sg](der) Koch
cooks / chefs [Pl](die) Köche
teacher (m), female teacher (f) [Sg](der) Lehrer (m), (die) Lehrerin (f)
teachers (m), female teachers (f) [Pl](die) Lehrer (m), (die) Lehrerinnen (f)
shoemaker [Sg](der) Schuhmacher
shoemakers [Pl](die) Schuhmacher
watchmaker [Sg](der) Uhrmacher
watchmakers [Pl](die) Uhrmacher

Work & Application

(to) workarbeiten
work / job(die) Arbeit
workplace [Sg](der) Arbeitsplatz
workplaces [Pl](die) Arbeitsplätze
employment / occupation [Sg](der) Beruf
employments / occupations [Pl](die) Berufe
office [Sg](das) Büro
offices [Pl](die) Büros
factory [Sg](die) Fabrik
factories [Pl](die) Fabriken
construction site [Sg](die) Baustelle
construction sites [Pl](die) Baustellen
salary [Sg](das) Gehalt
salaries [Pl](die) Gehälter
(to) earnverdienen
(to) look for a jobArbeit suchen
(to) find a jobArbeit finden
job interview [Sg](das) Bewerbungsgespräch
(das) Vorstellungsgespräch

job interviews [Pl](die) Bewerbungsgespräche
(die) Vorstellungsgespräche

CV [Sg](der) Lebenslauf
CVs [Pl](die) Lebensläufe
education(die) Bildung
(die) Ausbildung

experience [Sg](die) Erfahrung
experiences [Pl](die) Erfahrungen

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