NEUTER NOUN


Neuters: Diminutives (signaled by the sufix -chen or -lein) generic animal names that includes both sexes, cities, countries (but: die Schweiz, die Türkei, die Tschechoslowakei, die USA (plural), metals (but: der Stahl), letters of the alphabet, colours, languages, an abstract idea derived from an adjective.

Nouns ending in -um -tum (but: der Reichtum, der Irrtum), nouns ending -en that are derived from a verb, (other nouns ending in -en tend to be masculine.).

Examples in German:

Europe Europa
Austria Österreich
Helgoland Helgoland
the beautiful Saxonia das schöne Sachsen
our dear Germany unser liebes Deutschland
sleeping das Schlafen
the meal das Essen
buying das Einkaufen
the girl das Mädchen



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