22 easy rules
German nouns can have 3 genders:
Here are 22 rules to remember to guess the gender of a noun.
22 rules to guess the gender of a word in german
Why is it important
3 genders: der, die, das
The three genders in german are the following:
You will need to know which words are which gender, since it changes other words in the sentences.. Different cases will be different according to the gender of the noun.
In Accusative, for instance.
|den roten Bleistift - “The red pencil”||die neue Lampe - “The new lamp”|
accusative have a different form than
feminine. There are many such cases. In the example given in English, there is no such difference.
Because of these differences, you need to learn (or guess) the gender of each noun.
For a lot more details, check the Article on the statistics of german nouns gender rules