An easier and a better way to memorize genders in German??
I am so confused about the genders. I forget again and again that what is masculine or feminine or neuter. Is there any way, an easier way to memorize them??
They need to be memorised. Memrise is better for cramming and complements Duolingo very well in this regard.
Furthermore, You can use the following list of word endings and their associated gender as a rough guide:
masculine: -ig , -ling, -or, -ismus
Feminine: -ei, -keit, -ung, -tät, -ik, -heit, -schaft, -ion
neuter: -um, -lein, -tum, -ma, -ment, -chen
This list itself can be pressed into three Mnemonics. Memorise these three words, and you should be fine most of the times:
Of course, being mnemonics, these make no sense otherwise - Though I might check Prof Nachtigaller's Dictionary.
Edit: included hidden suggestion for reading list, suggested reading level B2.
I've used slightly different ones for 'die' and 'das': Die Heitungkeiteischaftionitätik Das Tumchenmamentiumlein
Of course they're still the same endings, just with a slightly different flow. They've helped me many times!
There are some other general rules, like: Der: Seasons, days of the week, months, most alcoholic beverages (but 'das Bier'), most mountain names
Die: Most plants, names of planes and ships
Das: Diminutives (Mädchen, Fräulein, Hündchen), nouns from verbs and adjectives (Essen, Böse), colours, most metals, most elements (six exceptions),