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Actually, gerders of Latin words are usually different from german ones. For example: chair in German is 'der Stuhl', masculine. In portuguese, a latin language, is 'a cadeira', feminine. This is why some German people say 'o cadeira', as if it was masculine, and we Brazilians find it funny. Probably, most of us say 'die Stuhl' in German, and they find it funny too.
Yes, but they get complicated. Ein is used for masculine (der) and neutral (das) words in the nominative case (when nouns are the do-ers in the sentence). It gets more complicated when you get to accusative case (when nouns are 'verbed'). If you're just starting, this is very difficult. Keep working at it and remember, in most cases, Germans will understand your meaning if you make mistakes. The website has to be picky though (because computers still aren't as smart as humans).