Learn German – Episode 5: The German Articles/Genders (der, die, das)

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List of endings: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nbewzli4r78uyvw/Endungen.pdf?dl=0

The German articles – frustrating, but important. It’s essential to know about these (duh) and you’ll want to always learn them with your nouns, but don’t make them your main concern 🙂

DO NOT learn all of these by heart, it’s not worth it. This list is just in case you’re interested and for a quick check, if you need it.

der Topf, die Töpfe (male) – pot, pots

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  1. Gabriel G. de Aguiar

    September 12, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Tenho acompanhado, muito bons os vídeos! Parabéns pelo trabalho!

  2. WebSight

    September 12, 2017 at 7:10 am

    THANK YOU!!!! I thought it was just me. 😀

  3. abdo gormi

    September 12, 2017 at 7:28 am


  4. ricardo chirinos

    September 12, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Damn!, and I thought that Spanish articles were difficult.

  5. Shota Sato

    September 12, 2017 at 7:57 am

    der Löffel die Gabel
    das Messer

    der Vater die Mutter
    das Kind

    der Mann die Frau
    das Kind

    der Junge das Mädchen

    der Balkon die Küche
    das Bad

  6. vicky patel

    September 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

    sehr Gut und Hilfe mich jeden Tag

  7. Zawadi M

    September 12, 2017 at 8:51 am

    your videos are so helpful, Danke schön

  8. ThePainterr

    September 12, 2017 at 9:04 am

    You explained it excellently…..thanks.

  9. cdncr90

    September 12, 2017 at 9:32 am

    In English, everything indirectly is 'it' (Where is the pen = where is it) Is there a general rule for when you would just say 'es' instead of 'he' or 'she'?

  10. Walid Walid

    September 12, 2017 at 9:46 am


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