Mitarbeiter

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

mit- +‎ Arbeiter

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtarˌbaɪ̯tər/, [ˈmɪ.taʁˌbaɪ̯.tɐ], [-taɐ̯-], [-tɐ-] (usual)
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtˌarbaɪ̯tər/, [ˈmɪtˌʔaʁ.baɪ̯.tɐ] (very formal or regional)
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Noun[edit]

Mitarbeiter m (genitive Mitarbeiters, plural Mitarbeiter, female Mitarbeiterin)

  1. employee, person who works, with others, in a particular business
  2. assistant, person who assists another person in a business
  3. staff member
    Dozenten und Mitarbeiterfaculty and staff

Usage notes[edit]

Mitarbeiter is a semantic false friend of English coworker: although it is made up of elements that mean "co-" and "worker", Mitarbeiter means "employee", not quite "coworker" (which in German is Kollege). It can however literally mean co-worker or companion and is often used this way.

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