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Fifth Set of 50 German Nouns - Gender Quiz

 

German Nouns and Genders: 201-250


This is the fifth set of fifty common nouns in quiz form. Plural forms are provided in brackets after each noun.

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
 All the seasons are masculine (Winter, Sommer...), but the word for season is feminine (Jahreszeit), since the word for time, Zeit, forms the last part of the word.


b Since the words for house and room are neuter, all derived words are also neuter: das Haus --> das Rathaus, das Krankenhaus; das Zimmer --> das Wohnzimmer, etc.

c All the words ending with Hof are masculine: der Hof (yard, ground/s), der Schulhof, der Bahnhof, etc.

d All the words in this quiz on the subject of food are neuter. The head word, das Essen (food, meal) is an example of a hard and fast gender rule: whenever an infinitive verb is turned into a noun (and that kind of transformation is frequent), the resulting noun is neuter: eg. das Lesen, etc.  Consequently, the words ending in "...essen", such as types of foods and meals, are all neuter too.


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.

 

 

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