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  • German feminine nouns list

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    German feminine nouns list 

    German feminine nouns will always take the definite article die and idefinite article  eine in both the normative and accusative cases. Although you can sometimes define feminine nouns by the type of noun, such as feminine persons, flower species, there is in fact a very large number of nouns, where you can identify the feminine noun by the ending.

    The ending  "-ei" of feminine nouns

    These nouns are seen very often in the German language. Their plural form have the -en ending. Examples below.

    German nouns  English meaning
    die Polizei police
    die Abtei abbey
    die Konditorei confectionery
    die Leckerei delicacy
    die Datei file

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    The ending  "-ung" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are seen very often in the German vocabulary. Their plural form have the -en ending. 

    German nouns English meaning 
    die Zeitung newspaper
    die Dichtung poetry
    die Empfehlung recommendation
    die Erfahrung experience


    The ending  "-in" of feminine nouns

    Many male nouns can be transformed into form female nouns. For that, you have to add -in to the end of masculine noun. In plural the ending is -innen. 

    enlightenedNote: Nouns that end with "-in"will only be feminine if they refer to a women. 

    German nouns  English meaning 
    die Lehrerin female professor 
    die Darstellerin actress
    die Eignerin female owner
    die Australierin Australian women 
    die Chefin female boss

    The ending  "-heit" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this endings are seen very often in the German language, their plural form have the ending -en. 

    German nouns English meaning 
    die Freiheit freedom
    die Neuheit novelty
    die Sicherheit safety
    die Trägheit laziness


    The ending  "keit" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are seen very often in the German language. Their plural form have the -en ending. 

    German nouns English meaning 
    die Gefährlichkeit dangerousness
    die Höflichkeit politeness
    die Langsamkeit slowness
    die Häufigkeit frequency


    The ending  "-ion" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this endings are seen very often in the German language. Their plural form have the -en ending. 

    German nouns  English meaning
    die Produktion production
    die Funktion function
    die Kanalisation drainage
    die Nation nation


    The ending  "-ie" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are seen very often. Their plural form have the ending -n. 

    German nouns  English meaning
    die Geografie geography
    die Garantie guarantee
    die Fantasie fantasy
    die Galerie gallery
    die Astronomie astronomy 

    The ending  "-scaft" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are often seen in the media. Their plural form have the ending "-en". 
    German nouns  English meaning
    die Freundschaft friendship
    die Gemeinschaft community
    die Wirtschaft economy
    die Wissenschaft science


    The ending  "-ur" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are mostly seen in the media. Their plural form have the ending -en. 

    German nouns English meaning 
    die Kultur culture
    die Natur nature
    die Diktatur dictatorship
    die Agentur agency

    enlightenedExceptions: der Amateur - amateur, der Voyeur - voyeur, der Ingenieur - engineer, das Abitur - diploma from German secondary school

    The ending  "-ade" of feminine nouns

    Nouns with this ending are seldom. They appear only a few occasions. Their plural form have the ending "-n". 

    German nouns  English meaning
    die Marmelade marmalade
    die Limonade lemonade
    die Schokolade chocolate
    die Schublade drawer

    Identification of the feminine noun by noun groups

    This table shows different noun groups that can be identified as a feminine nouns.

    Type of noun Example
    feminine persons
    • die Frau - woman
    • die Mutter - mother
    • die Schwester - sister
    name of tree species
    • die Tanne - fir
    • die Eiche - oak
    • die Linde - lime
    name of flowers
    • die Rose - rose
    • die Tulpe - tulip
    • die Orchidee - orchid
    name of fruits
    • die Birne - pear
    • die Banane - banana
    • die Pflaume - plum

    enlightenedder Apfel - apple

    numbers
    • die Zahl - number
    • die Null - zero


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