Understanding a noun's gender
✓ Nouns for male persons, cars, nationalities, occupations, seasons, days, and months are usually masculine.
✓ Nouns for most female persons, many flowers, and trees are feminine.
✓ Nouns beginning with Ge- are usually neuter.
✓ Nouns ending in -ist, -ich, -ismus, and -ner are usually masculine.
✓ Nouns ending in -heit, -keit, -ik, -schaft, -ei, -tät, and -ung are usually feminine.
✓ Nouns ending in -chen, -lein, -ium, -um, and -tum are usually neuter.