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Gender

When using words like "der", "die" and "das", is there any way to determine the gender of the noun or is it just memorization?

February 15, 2012

2 Comments


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It's mainly memorization, so each time you learn a new noun make sure to learn the gender as well. There are a few guidelines like words ending in -ung and -e are usually female. Days, months, and seasons are all masculine and most endings in -chen and -um are neuter.

February 16, 2012

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So far as I can tell, you just have to memorize whether the words are masculine or feminen. You can sometimes guess correctly by what the thing is you're talking about.

February 15, 2012
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