My boyfriend is German and we're going in a few months where I will meet his family for the first time. I am OK at German, but something I really have a hard time with is remembering noun genders, since that's obviously just not something I need in English.
Since not all of them speak English, I'll definitely have to break out my German for them (this is a good thing, I'm just really shy with it). I want to ask, how bad does it sound if I'm screwing up all the genders? I think I have a decent feel for it, to automatically say the correct gender, but basically if I was trying to have a decent conversation without stopping every minute to figure it out, I would screw some stuff up.
Is this like nails on a chalkboard, especially funny, or anything like that? Maybe this sounds silly, but as I said I'm really shy about speaking and wanted to hear stories of how Germans react to these mistakes.