Nouns and gender exercise

Exercise 1.1
Here is a list of nouns with different endings. Can you identify their gender and enter the nouns with the definite article in the table below? The first one has been done for you.
Frühling, König, Universität, Exil, Mädchen, Fabrik, Pfennig, Tischlein, Ewigkeit, Museum, Freiheit, Religion, Reise, Humanismus, Video, Schwächling, Motor, Thema, Zyklus, Tortur, Rechnung, Element, Eleganz, Honig, Diamant, Büro, Bedeutung, Instrument, Konsonant, Auto.

der Frühling, die Universität, das Exil, der König, die Fabrik, das Mädchen, der Pfennig, die Ewigkeit, das Tischlein, der Humanismus, die Freiheit, das Museum, der Schwächling, die Religion, das Video, der Motor, die Reise, das Thema, der Zyklus, die Tortur, das Element, der Honig, die Rechnung, das Büro, der Diamant, die Eleganz, das Instrument, der Konsonant, die Bedeutung, das Auto

Exercise 1.2

Now write out the endings from Exercise 1.1. that are typical for masculine, feminine and neuter nouns.

Masculine: -ig, -us, -or, -ant;
Feminine: -tät, -ik, -keit, -heit, -ion, -e, -ur, -ung, -anz, -ung;
Neuter: -il, -chen, -lein, -um, -o, -ma, -ment.

Exercise 1.3

Each of the following lines contains one noun that does not share its gender with those next to it. Indicate the odd one out and note the gender for all other nouns at the beginning of each line:

______ Wein, Jaguar, April, Bier, Samstag, Euro, Norden →
masculine Wein, Jaguar, April, Bier, Samstag, Euro, Norden

1.  Frau, Billion, Themse, Katze, Ingenieurin, Rhein
2.  Iran, Labor, Motor, Rhein, Winter, Pfennig, Nissan
3.  Essen, Baby, Silber, Ritz, Marketing, Schweiz, Lamm
4.  Katze, Milliarde, Tochter, Mädchen, Harley-Davidson
5.  Sommer, Wasser, Dienstag, Tee, September, Dollar

1. feminine, der Rhein;
2. masculine, das Labor;
3. neuter, die Schweiz;
4. feminine, das Mädchen;
5. masculine, das Wasser.

Exercise 1.4
Translate the following sentences into German.

1. The Mercedes is very fast.

2. What does the car cost?

3. The newspaper costs 1 Euro.

4. Here is the mother but where is the girl?

5. When does the meeting begin?

6. Here is the tea without milk.

7. The water comes from France.

8. The computer game was interesting.

9. Do you know Mr Schmidt? (Use the Sie form.)

10. Ladies and gentlemen!

1. Der Mercedes ist sehr schnell.
2. Was kostet das Auto?
3. Die Zeitung kostet 1 Euro.
4. Hier ist die Mutter, aber wo ist das Mädchen?
5. Wannbeginnt das Meeting?
6. Hier ist der Tee ohne Milch.
7. Das Wasser kommt aus Frankreich.
8. Das Computerspiel war interessant.
9. Kennen Sie Herrn Schmidt?
10. Meine Damen und Herren!

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