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Are you meeting someone at the lake am see or by the sea an der see? There are some hints that can help you remember the gender of a German noun.
These guidelines work for many noun categories, but certainly not for all. For most nouns, you will just have to know the gender. The highest percentage of German nouns are masculine.
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Memorizing these rules will help you get gender right without having to guess — at least, not all the time! The article for words in these categories is always "der" the or "ein" a or an. One easy aspect of German nouns is the article used for noun plurals.
All German nouns, regardless of gender, become die in the nominative and accusative plural. So a noun such as das jahr year becomes die jahre years in the plural.
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Sometimes the only way to recognize the plural form of a German noun is by the article, for example das fenster window , die fenster windows. Ein can't be plural, but other so-called ein -words can: keine none , meine my , seine his , etc.
That's the good news. The bad news is that there are about a dozen ways to form the plural of German nouns, only one of which is to add an "s" as in English.
Share Flipboard Email. Hyde Flippo taught the German language for 28 years at high school and college levels and published several books on the German language and culture. Updated January 31, Articles for words in these categories are das the and ein a or an :.