How to remember the gender of new words?
I just started to learn Czech and wonder how you manage to learn new words with their gender. Normally, I would learn new words with their fitting definite article to know what gender they are, but Czech has no definite articles, so I'm a bit overwhelmed. ^^
I hope you can help me! :)
I think this can help you a bit:
Here is a Helpful Hint quote from one of my textbooks. It's not presenting hard-and-fast rules, but simply some clues as to what gender a word is more or less likely to be:
"Nouns ending in... -- A are USUALLY feminine (there are only a few exceptions) -- E are VERY LIKELY to be feminine -- O or Í ARE neuter -- A CONSONANT are VERY LIKELY to be masculine."
Hope it helps!
UPDATE - - - - - I realized I left one out:
"Nouns ending in the suffix -ost ARE feminine."
I know this is rather old question but I would like to inform you that there are somewhat definite articles in Czech. Ten = masculine Ta = feminine To = neuter Also, later on you'll need to learn "vzor" of the noun in order to write correct ending as it changes with prepositions.