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German Gender Hints - Noun Gender in German

German Gender Hints - Noun Gender in German
Nouns and Gender in German You are here: German for Beginners > Lesson 3 > Gender Hints > Noun Suffixes Most world languages have nouns that are either masculine or feminine. German, besides capitalizing all nouns, goes them one better and adds a third gender: neuter. It's not the actual person, place or thing that has gender in German, but the WORD that stands for the actual thing. Forget linking gender to a specific meaning or concept. A good general rule for learning German vocabulary is to treat the article of a noun as an integral part of the word. But there are some hints that can help you remember the gender of a German noun. The German Plural One easy aspect of German nouns is the article used for noun plurals. Also see > Gender Quiz 1 and Gender Quiz 2 Self-scoring quizzes to test your mastery of noun genders Once you master these gender tips you never have to make a stupid guess. Remember, always learn any new German noun with its gender! Related Pages

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