• German grammar
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  • 5.4 Diminutive (-lein, -chen) in German [0/3]
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  • 5.6 Adjectives and verbs as nouns in German [0/1]
  • 6 German pronouns [0/19]
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  • 8 German adjectives [0/29]
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  • 8.11 List of German Adjectives [0/2]
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  • 10.5.2 Conjugation of gehen (to walk, to go) in German [0/2]
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  • 10.5.6 Conjugation of essen (to eat) in German [0/2]
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  • 10.5.9 Conjugation of kommen (to come) in German [0/2]
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  • 10.5.11 Conjugation of schlafen (to sleep) in German [0/2]
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  • 10.5.27 Conjugation of backen (to bake) in German [0/1]
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  • German neuter nouns list

    German neuter nouns 

    The third gender in German is neuter. It is used with the definite article das or the indefinite article ein. We not only recognize them according to type and nature of the noun, but also according to the endings of the concerning noun.

    The ending "-chen" of neuter nouns (Diminutive nouns)

    All diminutives nouns with the ending -chen are neuter. 

    enlightenedThe endings do not change in any case, but the Genitive singular.

    This table show some example of neuter nouns with the ending -chen.

    German nouns English meaning
    das Mädchen girl
    das Pfännchen small frying pan
    das Maskottchen mascot
    das Märchen fairytale
    das Päckchen small package


    enlightenedNote: Nouns with the ending -chen, that are not diminutives, do not have to be neuter. Example:  der Kuchen - cake, der Knochen - bone, der Rochen - ray [zoo.]

    The ending "-lein" of neuter nouns

    Nouns with this endings are seldom. This mean that they only appear on a few occasions. Their pluaral form stays the same, there will never be a diferent ending to make the plural. Example (das Häuslein to die Häuslein). All diminutives ending with "-lein" are neuter. 

    German nouns  English meaning 
    das Häuslein little house 
    das Vöglein little bird 
    das Bächlein brooklet
    das Büchlein booklet


    The ending "-ett" of neuter nouns

    Nouns with this ending are seen often in the German language. Their plural can be formed with the following endings; "-en" (das Bett - die Betten)  or with "-er" (das Brett - die Bretter") or with "-e" (das Amulett - die Amulette).

    German nouns English meaning
    das Bett bed
    das Ballettt the ballet
    das Büfett the buffet
    das Omelett the omelet
    das Brett the board 


    The ending "-ment" of neuter nouns

    Nouns with this ending are average. Their plural is formed with the ending "-e" for words which have German origin, (das Medikament - die Medikamente) but with the "-s"  ending for foreign words (das Apartment - die Apartments).

    German nouns  English meaning
    das Medikament the medication
    das Testament the will
    das Element the element
    das Instrument the instrument
    das Fragment the fragment


    The ending "-tum" of neuter nouns

    Nouns with this ending are average in the German language. Their plural form with the ending "-en", for example (das Datum ➜ die Daten). 

    German nouns  English meaning
    das Datum date
    das Wachstum growth
    das Ultimatum ultimatum
    das Heiligtum relic
    das Votum vote


    The ending "-eau" of neuter nouns

    These words come from the French, they are seldom nouns which appear on very few occasions. Their plural is formed with the ending "-s". For example (das Niveau - die Niveaus)

    German nouns  English meaning
    das Niveau  level
    das Plateau  plateau

    Identification of neuter nouns by noun groups 

    Some types of nouns are almost always associated with the neuter gender. Here you can find a list. 

    Type of noun Example
    young persons or animals
    • das Kind - child
    • das Lamm - lamb
    letters of the alphabet
    • das A - A
    • das B - B
    colours
    • das Grün - green
    • das Blau - blue
    languages
    • das Deutsch - German
    • das Französisch - French
    • das Spanisch - Spanish
    words of English origin
    • das Baby - baby
    • das Handy - phone
    • das Image - image

    enlightenedder Computer - computer

    names of cities/ countries accompanied by adjectives
    • das moderne Deutschland - modern Germany
    • das schöne London - beautiful London
    chemical element
    • das Gold - gold
    • das Kupfer - copper

    enlightenedchemical elements ending on -stoff are always masculine

    nouns beginning with Ge- and designate a set of something
    • das Gebirge - mountains
    • das Gemüse - vegetable 

    Neuter nouns formed out of adjectives

    Some nouns are formed out of adjectives: the substantivized adjectives. These nouns are normally neuter. To form substantivized adjectives, we take the radical of the adjective and add -e to the end of the word.

    Examples:

    • das Gute - the good
    • das Böse - the bad
    • das Wichtige - the important
    • das Neue - the new

    Neuter nouns formed out of infinitives

    Some nouns are substantivized infinitives, that means that the nouns are formed out of an infinitive of a verb. All the substantivized infinitives are neuter.

    Examples:

    • das Leben - life
    • das Essen - food
    • das Reisen - travel
    • das Lachen - laugh


    We hope you have enjoyed out short lesson on the German neuter nouns

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