German Gender

Welcome to the fifth German lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in German to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
Mann
woman
woman Audio
Frau
husband
husband Audio
Ehemann
wife
wife Audio
Ehefrau
boy
boy Audio
Junge
girl
girl Audio
Mädchen
father
father Audio
Vater
mother
mother Audio
Mutter

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
German
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
Mein Sohn ist Student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
Ihre Tochter ist Studentin Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
Er hat einen großen Bruder Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
Sie hat eine große Schwester Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
Seine Brüder sind jung Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
Seine Schwestern sind jung Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
Sohn
daughter
daughter Audio
Tochter
brother
brother Audio
Bruder
sister
sister Audio
Schwester
grandfather
grandfather Audio
Großvater
grandmother
grandmother Audio
Großmutter
child
child Audio
Kind
children
children Audio
Kinder

Expressions in German

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning German, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
German
What do you mean?
Was meinst du damit? Audio
I don't understand
Ich verstehe nicht Audio
I don't know
Ich weiß nicht Audio
What is that called in German?
Wie heißt das auf Deutsch? Audio
What is this?
Was ist das hier? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
Was bedeutet dieses Wort auf Englisch? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
Tut mir leid. Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in German. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

German Plural   German Plural

German Numbers   German Numbers



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