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.
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
|her daughter is a student|
[feminine + noun] Ihre Tochter ist Studentin
|he has a tall brother|
[adjective + masculine] Er hat einen großen Bruder
|she has a tall sister|
[adjective + feminine] Sie hat eine große Schwester
|his brothers are young|
[plural masculine + adjective] Seine Brüder sind jung
|his sisters are young|
[plural feminine + adjective] Seine Schwestern sind jung
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.
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?|
|I don't understand Ich verstehe nicht|
|I don't know Ich weiß nicht|
|What is that called in German? Wie heißt das auf Deutsch?|
|What is this? Was ist das hier?|
|What does that word mean in English? Was bedeutet dieses Wort auf Englisch?|
|Sorry (if you made a mistake) Tut mir leid.|
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