Groups of nouns

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There are also certain groups of nouns, usually linked by meaning, which tend to be masculine or feminine or neuter:

MasculineFeminineNeuter
Male persons and male animals: Female persons and female animals: Young persons and young animals:
der Journalist, der Tiger die Journalistin, die Katze das Kind, das Küken
Days, months and seasons:Motorbikes and ships:Most countries, towns:
der Montag, der August, die BMW, die TitanicDeutschland, Berlin
Makes of cars: Numerals:Hotels, cafés, cinemas:
der BMW, der Toyota die Eins, die Million das Hilton, das Café
Flore
Alcoholic drinks: Names of trees and flowers: Metals and chemicals:
der Wein, der Schnaps die Eiche, die Orchidee das Silber, das Helium
Many other drinks:Names of most native rivers:Infinitives used as nouns:
der Kaffee, der Saft die Donau, die Elbe das Singen, das Tanzen
Points of the compass:Points of the compass: Foreign words ending in
der Norden, der Westening: das Meeting, das
Training
Most currencies: Diminutives:
der Euro, der Dollardas Händchen
(‘little hand’)
das Tischlein
(‘little table’)das Händchen
(‘little hand’)
das Tischlein
(‘little table’)
Exceptions include: Exceptions include: Exceptions include:
das Bier, das Wasser;das Britische Pfund (Sterling)das Mädchen and the following rivers: der Main,der Rhein, der Neckarder Irak, die Schweizdie Türkei, die Ukraine,die Niederlande (plural),al),
die USA (plural)