German grammar – gender #1 – Is it der, die or das?

Learn how to work out whether a German noun is masculine, feminine or neuter.

Are you a German learner and struggling to work out when THE means der, die or das?

What you’ll learn

  • know which nouns are always masculine.
  • know which nouns are usually masculine.
  • know which nouns are always feminine.
  • know which nouns are usually feminine.
  • know which nouns are always neuter.
  • know which nouns are usually neuter.
  • know how to work out the gender of a compound noun.
  • have a general better understanding of German nouns.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 6 lectures • 10min.
  • Masculine nouns –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Feminine nouns –> 3 lectures • 13min.
  • Neuter nouns –> 3 lectures • 10min.
  • Compound nouns –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • New words and nouns with more than one gender –> 2 lectures • 5min.
  • Test yourself –> 4 lectures • 3min.

German grammar - gender #1 - Is it der, die or das?

Requirements

  • You should have started learning German, either with a tutor or on your own..
  • No additional material required, although you might find it beneficial if you print out the PDFs and add your own notes..

Are you a German learner and struggling to work out when THE means der, die or das?

  • Do you remember if the German word for cake is der, die or das Kuchen?
  • Are you struggling to work out if the flower is der, die or das Blume?
  • And what about the car? Is it der, die or das Auto, or der, die or das Wagen?

Is this really annoying you?

Then this course is going to help you by showing you which German nouns are always or usually masculine, always or usually feminine and always or usually neuter. You will also learn how to work out the gender of compound nouns and of new German words.

At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of German gender which will make life a lot easier when you learn other German grammar rules.

How is this course different from other courses?

Most German courses or textbooks cover many topics, but not always in great detail. Normally, there is a tutor to explain more. That can be a problem for those who are teaching themselves as they might not have anybody to explain further.

My courses are in depth, easy to understand and come with worksheets, quizzes, assignments to help you practice what you have learned.