https://www.duolingo.com/Kate_Fishman

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^

July 2, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020

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.

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Scharing2

I think there is no help. (Der Durst - Die Wurst). Da hilft nur das Auswendiglernen. Viel Gl├╝ck!

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisphillips71

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.

July 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kate_Fishman

This actually really helps, thank you :)

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

There are general rules, see below for some, but the best way is to remember the gender when learning the noun.

July 3, 2017
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