"Den generelle direktør."

Translation:The general director.

October 25, 2014



Why is it "generelle" and not "generel" here?

January 14, 2015


You have to use the plural form of an adjective after the definite article. Den is the article, and generelle is the plural form.

January 29, 2015


It really isn't the plural form, but the plural form has become identical with the definite singular form.

December 9, 2015


I thought that direktør could mean manager also. General manager is a much more common phrase than general director. I have no idea what a general director is.

November 12, 2014


It accepted 'the general manager' for me (22/02/16)

February 22, 2016


Is this a job title that one finds in Denmark? It makes me think of the French "directeur général", which is most often translated in English as "executive director" or "director general".

December 5, 2014


No, i have never heard of anyone with that title. The leader of a company are usually just "direktøren". A movie director is "instuktøren".

December 11, 2014


I would say that den generelle direktør corresponds to E. "the general manager". Typically, you'd see it in a football context: Jorge Valdano er klubbens generelle direktør (JV is the club's general manager). "Director-general", on the other hand, is generaldirektør in Danish: DRs nye generaldirektør, Maria Rørbye Rønn (DR's new director-general, MRR).

October 17, 2015


@Pips: Funny you should say that because I answered Director General and it marked it as wrong. I believe it's a term we also use in the UK.

September 22, 2016


My Danish cousin says no Dane would say this!

August 3, 2015


So does my Danish wife!

May 2, 2016


Would you use this term for a person in charge of the roster of a sports team, like "general manager" in North America?

April 5, 2015


What about CEO?

April 20, 2016


despite all this, it is still ONE director so how is that plural

August 11, 2016


It is not plural, but the definite singular form of the adjective does ressemble its plural form.

October 8, 2016


Isn't "generelle" a description and "generalle" a title? Help please...

October 25, 2014


    Assuming you mean "general" (generaler is the plural), it is a title (Given by Den Danske Ordbog som "(person with) the highest officer-rank in the army or airforce". Generel is the adjective (generelle is the e-form)

    October 25, 2014


    Would the word "hoved" also fittable for general? (I know that f.x. "hoved rengøring" means "general cleaning" and I think that would be the one I'd do in the spring- putting all the winter stuff away, cleaning windows and all the corners in my flat etc. Am I right?

    April 16, 2016


    I'd translate 'hoved' rather with 'main' instead. Gives you a better idea of the usage.

    June 13, 2016


    Thank you!

    June 28, 2016


    See also the name of Copenhagen's main railway station: Københavns Hovedbanegård -- although this is usually translated as "Copenhagen Central" (a pity in a way, as cities' main railway stations are by no means always centrally located!).

    July 5, 2016


    It has been noted by several actual Danes that no Dane would ever use this phrase: "Den generelle direktør," as there is no such title at all in the Danish language, even though when literally translated it means the General Manager or Director; and we do have general managers in English --- especially for professional sports teams. But the same position på dansk must be a title other than "den generelle directør". I believe this phrase is here to teach us that when the adjective is specific, as in this case, it takes the plural form. Therefore, please correct this phrase so that it teaches us the correct Dansk terms and title in the Danish language and not just a literal translation of the English.

    September 2, 2018


    Well, the title IS used: e.g.

    -- Real-præsident Florentino Perez vil ansætte Hierro som erstatning for Jorge Valdano som klubbens generelle direktør"

    -- "Arbejdsloven fastsætter yderligere begrundelsen for at afskedige den generelle direktør"

    but not commonly, it's true (most references seem to be to the general managers of foreign football teams, or of other set-ups outside Denmark).

    September 11, 2018


    That's danglish, not danish

    June 2, 2019


    is this synonymous with administrerende direktør?

    January 11, 2016


    Please correct this as Danes never would say this.

    September 10, 2018


    Please change this and correct it as no Dane would say this and it teaches improper Dansk wording.

    September 19, 2018
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