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Noun Endings defining the Gender: male, female, neuter

 

German Noun Endings / Substantive:

The following table might help you to define the gender of German nouns:
(+ exceptions)

 

Table of the most frequent noun endings:

 

male female neuter
- er
- el
- or
- eur
- ent
- ant
- ist
- oge
- us

- e
- t
- ung
- heit
- keit
- schaft
- (t)ion
- ur
- ar
- ät
- a
- in
- ine
- euse

- chen
- lein
- nis
- um
- ium

Nominalisation:

Verbe > Noun: essen > das Essen
Adjective > Noun: gut > das Gute
Adverbe > Noun: heute > das Heute

 

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