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How do I know whether something is masculine, feminine, or neutral in German?? Help!!

Hi. I've been learning German, and I am constantly wondering what words are feminine/masculine/neutral and what kind of word to use with it. Anyone know? Please help! I'm attempting to be fluent by summer.

February 7, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaylorHenrique

There are some tips here:

http://www.thegermanprofessor.com/noun-genders/

The rules normally have many exceptions, so I recommend you to learn the gender for each word. Learn "die Katze", "das Haus", "die Wand", not simply "Katze/Haus/Wand". This works better.

February 7, 2018

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Hallo Menschen! Ich bin Natalie und ich lernst Deutsch und ich brauche Hilfe, den Unterschied zu wissen, ob ein Wort weiblich, neutral oder männlich ist. Bitte helfen Sie! Vielen Dank!

February 7, 2018

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Hallo Natalie! "Ich lerne" (du lernst, er/sie/es lernt, wir lernen, ihr lernt, sie/Sie lernen) :)

This page, https://www.thoughtco.com/masculine-feminine-or-nueter-in-german-4068442 among similar ones, is a good starting point.

Then, to remember while minimizing headaches, I combined color-coding with this genius method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrUNyXfnf9Q

Viel Glück!

February 8, 2018

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By pulling its pants down... duh!

February 8, 2018
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