"Ich bin ein Besucher."

Translation:I am a visitor.

February 20, 2013



Besucher vs Gast?

February 20, 2013


Besucher can be just any visitor. Gast = guest, someone who is welcome or even invited.

February 20, 2013


A visitor wont stay very long

March 2, 2016


This is sooo funny, in Italy, in Genoese dialect, "Besugo" means "jerk, idiot". Actually, people from Genoa are popular for their lack of hospitality :D

May 6, 2015


"Besucher" hears like besuhiy in Russian. It means "have no ears"

February 19, 2016


I though the same thing! haha Sounds like "bez ucha" in Czech, "without an ear", so I ended up imagining a visitor who talked my ear off about something or another.

June 30, 2016


Shouldn't this be, "Ich bin Besucher," because when using the verb sein there isn't an article added when describing themselves.

November 13, 2015


I think the same. Yet, it's probably no serious error (the "Kennedy-error").

However, sometimes, the use of article for titles can make a slightly difference of meaning. For example, in my mother tongue Danish, 'He is a clown' means that the person behaves like a clown whether 'He is clown' means that it's his profession.

In this case, I think that we in Danish only say 'a visitor' (with article) when we want to emphasize that it's one visitor out of several (e.g. at a museum). I think that these examples are also valid in German.

November 19, 2015


I always omit the "ein," but Duo accepts both.

May 28, 2017


Yes -- Ich bin Besucher would seem a bit as if it's that person's role or profession.

July 10, 2017


On this same topic, is there a difference between 'Ich bin Artz' and ''Ich bin ein Artz'? Is the second one even allowed?

August 19, 2018


I love how German sounds so much like Dutch, it makes it a lot easier to learn :D

April 29, 2016


Everytime I hear this I think, "I am a bazooka."

March 20, 2016


If I as a foreigner (from say the States) was visiting Germany would I use Besucher, Gast, or something else?

August 13, 2017


Besucher or Tourist i think

December 21, 2017


Besucher is neutral? Why is it "ein Besucher" and not "einen Besucher"?

January 21, 2014


If the sentence describes a subject using sein, then the description is in the normative form.

I/He/She/It/They/We am/is/are = normative.

Eg. 'Ich bin ein Vogel.' compared with 'Ich habe einen Vogel.'

German grammar is hard! Don't give up trying.

July 6, 2014


When you say "normative" I think you mean "nominative", the case usually used for the subject of a sentence? I remember this by the fact that when using "sein", you are saying both things are the same so in

"Ich bin ein Vogel"

I, and the bird, are the same thing therefore the subject, whereas in

"Ich habe einen Vogel"

I am the subject and the bird is the object

November 7, 2017


Besucher is masculine

June 11, 2014


I know I will mix Besucher with the verb besuchen :/

May 9, 2015


Can I say: "Ich bin eine Besucherin" ?

December 5, 2015


Yes. No problem.

December 5, 2015


Sind wir nicht alle...?

August 20, 2017


Why " Ich bin EIN Besucher" when a previous question was "Ich bin EINE Person"- The sentences seem to have the same structure- why "ein" in one and "eine" in the other?

July 10, 2017


Because the word Besucher is grammatically masculine and the word Person is grammatically feminine.

The Gender of words is often arbitrary. Best to learn them along with the word -- e.g. learn die Person rather than just Person so that you will know that the word is feminine. A good dictionary will be useful here.

July 10, 2017


Thanks, I should have known that, need to get a good dictionary.

July 10, 2017


I got it

September 4, 2017
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