Gender Agreement in German

Übereinstimmung des Geschlechts in Deutsch

Introduction Einführung
Grammatical genders are merely a system of categorizing nouns. While grammatical and biological gender often coincide, it is not always necessary that they do. For example objects that are not people or animals do not have biological gender, so it is merely the words used to describe them that have gender, not the objects themselves.

It is important to know the gender of nouns because the articles and adjectives used with them inflect based on their gender. This is called gender agreement. For example, feminine nouns require that articles used with them be in the feminine form.
Masculine
Maskulinum
Neuter
Neutrum
Feminine
Femininum
Play Der Vater
father
Play Der Ehemann
husband
Play Der Bruder
brother
Play Der Großvater
grandpa
Play Der Fuß
foot
Play Der Freund
friend masculine boyfriend
Play Der Papa
dad
Play Der Sohn
son
Play Das Brot
bread
Play Das Tier
animal
Play Das belegte Brot
sandwich
Play Das Baby
baby
Play Das Gemüse
vegetable
Play Das Knie
knee
Play Das Eis
ice cream
Play das Geld
money
Play Das Wetter
weather
Play Die Mutter
mother
Play Die Tante
aunt
Play Die Großmutter
grandma
Play Die Mama
mom
Play Die Haut
skin
Play Die Schwester
sister
Play die Süßigkeit
the candy
Play Die Familie
family
Play Die Kehle
throat
Play Die Ehefrau
wife woman
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