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Nominal Endings / Endings of German Nouns

 

The following endings help you to find out if German nouns are male, female or neutral.

 

(but there are also a lot of exceptions)

Table / list of the most common nominal endings:

 

male

female

neutral

- er
- el
- or
- eur
- ent
- ant
- ist
- oge
- us

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

- chen (diminuitive)
- lein (diminuitive)
- nis
- um
- ium
Nominalisation:
Verb > Noun: essen > das Essen 
Adjective > Noun: gut > das Gute 
Adverb > Noun: heute > das Heute

 

 

 

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