Die, Der, Das. Which one to use?
I know that Die is feminine, der is masculine, and das is Neuter but I don't know how to tell what other things genders are. Like I don't know which "The" to use with anything else besides Die Frau, Der Mann, Das Madchen, Die Frauen, Die Manner, and Die Madchen.
You will have to learn every noun with its article (= grammatical gender). There is no way around, but after a while you will get the hang and be able to instantly tell the gender / article of composite nouns etc. pp.
Exactly this. You need to learn the noun with the article just think of it as part of the word. As quis said there is no way around it.
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- Male People
der Mann (The man), der Lehrer (The teacher)
der Frühling (Spring), der Sommer (Summer), der Herbst (Autumn), der Winter
- Days / Months
- Words ending in -ling
- Words ending in -ant
- Words ending in -us
- Words ending in -ich / -ig
- Female People
die Frau (The woman), die Lehrerin (The teacher)
- German Rivers
die Donau, die Mosel, die Elbe
- Words ending in -ei
- Words ending in -schaft
- Words ending in -heit / -keit
- Words ending in -ung
- Words ending in -tät
die Universität (the university)
- Words ending in -ion
- Words ending in -ik
- Words ending in -ie
- Words ending in -enz / -anz
- Letters of the Alphabet
das A (the letter A)
- Words ending in -lein / -chen
das Fräulein (the women), das Mädchen (the girls)
- Words ending in -um
das Museum, das Aquarium
- Words ending in -ment
- Words ending in -ma
das Thema, das Drama
- Nouns from infinitive verb forms
das Schwimmen (the (act of) swimming), das Leben (Life)
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Der, Die, Das! Discussion by Julika
Comment by michael.di5
your last three examples are actually plural where it's always "die", so that's easy.
Sadly, You must memorize each noun and its gender. You will eventually just start accidentally memorizing them without thinking about it too much. Until then when you see a new word focus on what gender it is.
(Disclaimer: Doesn't work with Dative case)
Hope that helped