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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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The German Diminutive Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Guten Tag! Today I’m going to tell you about diminutives in German. Diminutives are words that are altered to express a smaller, younger or ‘cuter’ version of themselves. An example of an English diminutive is the word droplet, from the word drop, and the word booklet, from the word book. In English, words often become…

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Is The German Language Sexist? Posted by on Aug 29, 2018

German has three genders for its nouns: der (masculine), die (feminine) and das (neuter). A common point of confusion amongst German language learners is why each noun has its assigned gender – especially when there is no pattern to it and/or its gender doesn’t appear to make sense. For example, a table in German is…

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Neuter Nouns in German Posted by on May 18, 2009

Finally, we get to the neuter nouns. Look out for these endings, they just might be neuter: -chen : das Märchen (fairy tale) -um : das Zentrum (center) -lein : das Fräulein (Miss) -o : das Auto (car) -ment : das Instrument (instrument) -nis : das Versäumnis (neglect) -il : das Ventil (valve) -ma…

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