German Nouns and Genders: 101-150
This is the third set of fifty common nouns in quiz form.
You can always click on the "I give up, show me the answers" button in order to study the genders before tackling each set of 10 nouns.
Some Patterns to Note in This Quiz:
a Once you know some basic gender rules, you can confidently draw rational conclusions when encountering new nouns. Any noun ending with Kind, for instance, will always be neuter: Enkelkind, Einzelkind. Any noun ending with Schwester will always be feminine: Zwillingsschwester, Halbschwester.
b Jobs denoting a male worker often finish with -er; when a woman does the same job, the same word is used, but with the feminine ending -in tacked on. Examples in this quiz include der Wissenschaftler and die Wissenschaftlerin.
c Of the nine words ending in -e in this quiz, all are feminine except two important exceptions: das Wochenende and das Interesse. Some estimates are that 80%-90% of all German nouns ending in -e are feminine. This is a helpful rule of thumb, but you should focus carefully on the exceptions.
This set of Tiny Cards contains all the nouns in this quiz with pictures to help seal them in your memory. You can work through the cards steadily and revisit them until the words and their genders have all found a place in your long-term memory.