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


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

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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