"Der Mitarbeiter"

Translation:The coworker

April 10, 2013



Wouldn't this more directly be translated as "the coworker"? I mean it is sort of in the name "Mit•arbeiter" "with•worker".

April 10, 2013


Yes, we could look at it as someone with work.

December 7, 2014


What's the difference between Mitarbeiter and Arbeitnehmer?

May 14, 2013


"Arbeitnehmer" is used in a meta context e.g. if you are talking about economics and how many taxes employees pay. But if you were to say "I have many employees" you wouldn't use "Arbeitnehmer" for that.

March 24, 2014


Mitarbeiter really means coworker. It's just more polite to say that than the word which means employee, which is often used in more abstract situations I believe.

September 14, 2014


I'm pretty sure they're synonymous.

May 30, 2013


I put in "die" Mitarbeiter indicating plural - can't see why that is wrong because the distinction between singular and plural was not required...

October 24, 2013


Yes, I think that you are right..

November 6, 2013


The English (that is visible to me in this discussion) specifically says "The employee" - singular

March 4, 2014


What I was given was "Mitarbeiter" with a drop down to choose the appropriate definite article. There was no indication (until after submitting my response) whether they were looking for singular or plural.

March 4, 2014


Ah, I see. Thanks for filling me in. I hope everyone reports it! I would suggest ticking off the "other" option and explaining the drop down situation.

March 4, 2014


Would that not be, die Mitarbeiteren?

February 19, 2014


Nope, dict.cc says it's der Mitarbeiter (sing) and die Mitarbeiter (pl)

die Mitarbeiterin is fem. sing.

March 4, 2014


"The worker" is not accepted. It seems like it should be since "The employee" is. I know it is starts with mit and people are saying it basically means "with" + "worker", therefore coworker, but I read it more like "with work" + er, or one who is with work, ie. someone who has a job. I could see if employee wasn't accepted, I just don't see how employee is, but worker is not.

August 17, 2014


In English, a worker is anyone who works(as opposed to an aristocrat who does not need to work). "He is a real worker", could be said of a man who works very hard, either on his own account(self-employed), or as an employee: An employee is a person who works for someone else or for a firm. A co-worker in English tends to denote a (scientific) collaborator on a project and a colleague is a person(usually of similar status?) who works with you in the organisation.

October 2, 2014


Why is Wiktionary saying that this does not mean coworker, but is just a semantic false friend of it?


I don't know who to trust now.

December 8, 2014


http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Mitarbeiter (According to that website, Mitarbeiter can be also "coworker" who works with somebody "in abhängiger Stellung" in dependent position.)

April 15, 2015


I am also curious what is the difference between "Arbeitnehmer" and "Mitarbeiter"

May 29, 2013


I'm pretty sure it's used more to speak of your own employees/coworkers as opposed to employees in general.

June 30, 2013


I've also seen the word die Angestellte for employee. Another synonym?

November 4, 2013


Yes, I've seen Angestellte too in Babbel (sorry for the free publicity, please delete my comment if it's against the rules).

January 23, 2014


Angestellter = Mitarbeiter ?

March 12, 2015


I have come across Angestellter , but more in relation to people working in public or government offices etc

December 27, 2015


Is "The Colleague" correct?

June 7, 2016


I wrote 'The male coworker'. And I was marked wrong!

May 21, 2017


Yes, I would say "coworker."

August 13, 2013


Why so many different words for the same word

January 5, 2016


Just imagine hiring someone whose sole job is to bite a parking meter.

August 11, 2016


colleges should be a reasonable translation of mitarbeiter shouldn't it?

March 13, 2017


Duo has been using " Mitarbeiter " as 'employee' on many occassions. Why not now?

April 21, 2017


Is that what women are called in the father land .? Cows

July 13, 2017


The previous question was "Mitarbeiterin", I amswered "coworker" and failed. Duo said the correct answer was "female colleague". I answered this one "male colleague", and still failed. Well f**k you, Duo.

September 12, 2018


The female fast audio sounded too much like "Die Mitarbeiter" even after listening multiple times and because that's also correct usage I got it wrong twice now.

December 21, 2018


The audio does not include der

July 8, 2019
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