It's arbitrary, there are tricks that can help in a few cases, but they are so few thats not worth it. The best way to learn the gender of a word is to learn the word with it's article, like " die Frau" and " der Wein"
it sucks when you accidentally hit the B which is right beside the N when typing Wein you end up getting the whole thing wrong :-(
Frau only means "wife" when used with a possessive pronoun like mine/deine/etc. Frau.
Why is "Die Frau trinkt wien" correct over "die Fraut trinkt wien"?? Is the capital letter so important?
It is the beginning of the sentence thus it is capitalized. Also: in German all nouns, proper or not are Capitalized
The issue is the not the capital on 'Die' at the beginning of the statement, but probably the capital needed on 'Wein,' as nouns are capitalized in German, regardless of where they occur in a sentence.
Is it so hard to have "The woman's drinking wine" as an acceptable answer?
is the wine masculine or neuter ? i took a look on google but i can't understand.
it's not saying "men never drink wine" or "only women drink wine", it's just saying "The woman is drinking wine"
I still dont understand when to use the different forms of eating and drinking in a sentence... ie. When to use trinkt and trinke, for example?
It's based on the subject: ich _e, du _st, wir _en, ihr/er/sie/es _t, Sie/sie (plural) _en