Feminine

German Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th German lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at German Classes.

Feminine

Knowing how to derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, German, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Masculine vs. Feminine in German

Feminine German Audio
BoyJunge
GirlMädchen
ManMann
WomanFrau
FatherVater
MotherMutter
BrotherBruder
SisterSchwester
ActorSchauspieler
ActressSchauspielerin
Cat (Masc.)Kater
Cat (Fem.)Katze

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full German sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

German Gender in a Sentence

English German Audio
He is tallEr ist groß
She is tallSie ist groß
He is a short manEr ist ein kleiner Mann
She is a short womanSie ist eine kleine Frau
He is GermanEr ist Deutscher
She is GermanSie ist Deutsche
Japanese men are friendlyJapanische Männer sind freundlich
Japanese women are friendlyJapanische Frauen sind freundlich

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Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in German

Clothes German Audio
BeltGürtel
ClothesKleidung
CoatMantel
DressKleid
GlassesBrille
GlovesHandschuhe
HatHut
JacketJacke
Pants (Trousers)Hose
RingRing
ShirtHemd
ShoesSchuhe
SocksSocken
SuitAnzug
SweaterPullover
TieKrawatte
UmbrellaRegenschirm
UnderwearUnterwäsche
WalletBrieftasche
WatchArmbanduhr

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Daily Conversation in German

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our German Phrases page.

Common Expressions in German

Do you like my dress?Gefällt Ihnen mein Kleid?
I lost my socksIch habe meine Socken verloren
It looks good on youEs steht Ihnen gut
She has a beautiful ringSie hat einen schönen Ring
These pants (trousers) are longDiese Hose ist lang
These shoes are smallDiese Schuhe sind klein
Where are you from?Woher kommen Sie?
I'm from the U.SIch bin aus den USA
I'm AmericanIch bin Amerikaner / Amerikanerin
Where do you live?Wo wohnst du?
I live in the U.SIch lebe in den USA
Do you like it here?Gefällt es Ihnen hier?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in German about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend German Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn German homepage.

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