Having trouble with gender
Hi there! I've recently started learning German and I find it to be a fun and fantastic language to learn. However, I have been having difficulty with learning the genders of certain words (like "die Suppe" versus "der Durst"). Are there any tips y'all have to help? Thanks in advance! ^u^
Eventually you'll learn the rules. You'll be able to guess about 80% correctly.
Feminine words end typically in -e, -ismus, -tion,
Masculine words end typically in -st, -r,
Neuter words end typically in -chen, es,
Some time, it will just look like one of those gender words. It'll be easy, but take time.
I think there is no help. (Der Durst - Die Wurst). Da hilft nur das Auswendiglernen. Viel Glück!
Use memorize, specificallly this course https://www.memrise.com/course/335725/comprehensive-german-duolingo-vocabulary/ to drill words ad nauseum. However, I really wish that there was an app that just showed words and then showed the options der das and die. That would be very useful.