Gender - Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct article.

  1. Männlein[the little man]|nouns with the ending -lein are always neuter in German.
  2. Schnee[the snow]|forms of precipitation are always masculine in German.
  3. Universität[the university]|nouns with the ending -tät are always feminine in German.
  4. Einsamkeit[the loneliness]|nouns with the ending -keit are always feminine in German.
  5. Kranich[the crane]|nouns with the ending -ich are always masculine in German.

Compound nouns - choose the correct article.

  1. Brieffreundschaft[the correspondence with a penpal]|nouns with the ending -schaft (Freundschaft) are always feminine in German.
  2. Abreisedatum[the date of departure]|nouns with the ending -um (Datum) are always neuter in German.
  3. Froschkönig[the frog king]|nouns with the ending -ig (König) are always masculine in German.
  4. Produktmarketing[the product marketing]|nouns made from English words ending in -ing (Marketing) are always neuter in German.
  5. Augenblick[the moment]|nouns made from verbs without the -en (blicken – Blick) are always masculine in German.

Choose the correct article.

  1. Kaninchen frisst gerne Möhren.[The rabbit likes to eat carrots.]|nouns with the ending -chen are always neuter in German.
  2. Aktion war sehr erfolgreich.[The campaign was very successful.]|nouns with the ending -ion are always feminine in German.
  3. Medikament schmeckt bitter.[The medicine tastes bitter.]|nouns with the ending -ment are mostly neuter in German.
  4. April war sehr verregnet.[(The month of) April was very rainy.]|The names of the months are all masculine in German.
  5. Prüfung war gar nicht so schwer.[The test wasn’t that hard at all.]|nouns with the ending -ung are always feminine in German.