you have to memorise. if you speak german, the common gender is usually the same as the german masculine and feminine, and the neuter is the same as its german counterpart.
Not sure, but I think it has to do with ending which the word has when is define with "the". Food - the food Mad -maden
Egg -the egg Æg - æget Except the plular words which just have word"sine".
I don't understand why it's 'Manden spiser sit brod'? both bread and man are N-words right? so how come it isn't sin?
Brod (meaning "sting", like on a bee) is an n-word, however brød (alternative form broed is also accepted) is a t-word
I am wondering if there is a way in Danish to know if it is his bread (the man's) or the bread from any other guy, or is it just the context as in English?
"Sit/sin/sine" indicate that the subject of the sentence owns the object (so here this is the man's own bread). If it was another man's or boy's bread you use the specific pronoun (in this case "hans") so it would be "Han spiser hans brød"
Which, unfortunately, sooo many Danes get wrong. Bad influence from the Jutlanders who claim not to have this little feature in their dialect :-/
Difference between sin and sit, "bogeN", "æbleT" You will use "sin" for bogen and "sit" for æblet.
I am honestly super confused and need help. Not even sure what "neuter" and "common gender" is. Someone please explain to me? What makes something neuter and what makes something common gender?
Neuter, all ‘et’ nouns like et hus, a house
Common gender, all ‘en’ nouns. en skole
It is called common gender bevause it is masculin and feminine ‘together’ in one article. Old norse had three, as do Icelandic, German, and Nynorsk.
It is et brød, hence sit brød, but in this case, the plural should also be accepted, I tried it for fun, but it is marked as wrong. Sine brød, his breads/loaves of breads is correct, too!!!