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Understanding die, der and das [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I learn noun genders better? A key thing I struggled with in German was the use of die, der and das. I vaguely understand that one means masculine, one means feminine ...
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Genders of nouns [duplicate]

In learning the German language I find it very difficult to memorize the genders associated with nouns. The problem is, I am trying to logically look for a pattern or use tricks like "oh there is a r ...
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Differences between Dein and Deine [duplicate]

I study German. I don't know when to write dein or deine. For example: Dein Buch and Deine Sporttasche.
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How can I determine a word's gender in German when speaking or reading? [duplicate]

I have gotten answers like memorize it, word endings, and placing in sentence, but all of those are kind of vague and untrustworthy solutions. So how do native speakers figure it out?
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Unknown gender, known case, best guess for article would be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I learn noun genders better? I have a habit of saying "dem" when I know something is dative but am not entirely sure of the gender. Would that be a good guess? Based ...
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What form of “the” to use for a noun? [duplicate]

I am basically struggling to make sense of when to use the der, die, das etc. Even though all the forms are the same word, i.e. the. But when to use these forms in what condition? I even tried the ...
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German Grammar Regarding Gender [duplicate]

I am rather new to the German language but I have been following it since I have an interest in it. The first problem I encountered in my studies is that I couldn't help but wonder, how does the ...
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Easy way of determining genders of nouns [duplicate]

I'm having my German exam tomorrow and I'd like to know if there was an easy way or a shortcut of determining the gender of a given noun. There are millions of nouns and each time a new noun comes up ...
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Is there an easy way to determine the masculine, feminine or neuter forms of a noun? [duplicate]

I am just beginning to learn German and I was wondering if there was an easy way to determine if a noun was masculine, feminine or neuter? Or is it one of those things that I just learn over time?
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Pick up the right article [duplicate]

Today i wanna ask you how to pick up the right article for a word? Is there any rule that applies for the articles. For example why Die Milch instead of Das Milch or Der Milch? I think the article ...
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Is 30-60 minutes per day enough to get fluent in eight months?

I will be spending May - Sept 2012 in Germany and want to be fluent in speaking and proficient in reading / writing by May 2012. I have started the journey to learning German I am currently using ...
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Historical linguistic origin of grammatical gender for nouns

I wonder if there had been a set of rules to ascribe a grammatical gender to the nouns in earlier forms of German language; for instance, according to their ending syllable. I'd like to know by which ...
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How are words categorized into masculine, feminine and neutral

Recently, while learning German I came across the articles der, die and das. which are used to indicate the gender of a noun. So, categorizing the words into masculine, feminine and neutral ...
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Are there grammatical genders in German? [closed]

I don’t how this is possible, but check the following sentences out: Wo ist der Schlüssel? Er ist in meiner Tasche. Wo ist der Schlüssel? Es ist in meiner Tasche. I just saw this in my book ...
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4answers
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Are there some mnemonic rules to use correct articles by gender?

I speak Russian. It is quite easy in Russian to determine the gender of the word. The word termination is: o, e = it vowel = she consonant = he Of course there are some exception as in any language. ...

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