Gender in dictionary hints
It would be useful to have the gender of words in the dictionary hints, this would make easier ti remember genders.
You are right and not the first persons to comment on this. Being very pragmatic I advise people in this situation to take to the old fashioned pen and paper. Make a list of nouns in three columns. Masc., fem., neuter. If you can find it: add the plural because any rule you will find in dictionaries and grammars are okay but lacking. There are so many exemptions to the rules, that I always forced my students to learn the plural to each word by rote.