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German Suffixes And Word Genders Posted by on Mar 31, 2021


Guten Tag! Today we’re revisiting the subject of German word genders (articles), and how you can recognise if German words are masculine (der), feminine (die) or neuter (das), by looking at their suffixes. Learning the genders of every single German noun is no small task – especially when there is no hard and fast rule…

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Nouns with MULTIPLE Articles?! Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

Willkommen zu Transparent Language! Der Blog für deine Portion Deutsch! Oder… Das Blog für deine Portion Deutsch? In a recent post, I told you everything you need to know about German Artikel (articles). But there is something I left out. And that is the strange case where one single Nomen (noun) can have multiple Artikel. Why and how does this…

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German Articles: All You Need To Know Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

German Artikel (articles) seem quite confusing. The infamous der/die/das scheme spooks many students – but fear not, there is some logic to it all. Let’s have a look at this today! First, an overview Want to go deeper? Check out our free eBook on German basics here! Artikel belong to their corresponding Nomen (noun). They’re helpful to identify what Nomen is being referred to…

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German language in use: “I live in…” and “I go to…” – Using the appropriate articles and prepositions with German country names Posted by on Feb 15, 2012

In my previous post I told you that, beside continents, names of countries and cities are usually neuter in German. But there are also some exceptions. On the basis of these exceptions I’d like show you how the gender of nouns and their respective articles can affect your sentences. I told you that neuter country…

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