Definition: All German nouns belong to one of three grammatical genders: masculine, feminine, or neuter. For example: Peter [Peter], Koffer [suitcase], Firma [company], Buch [book] are also nouns. Nouns in German are easy to identify because they are all capitalized.
Examples in German:
Our son is driving to the city by car.
Unser Sohn fährt mit dem Auto in die Stadt.
Sohn (son), Auto (car), Stadt (city) are nouns.
Proper nouns are names of specific people, things, locations, or ideas:
the United Nations = die Vereinten Nationen
Communism = Kommunismus
Common nouns are names of general 'categories' of people, objects, places, or concepts:
boy = Junge
organisation = Organisation
Countable nouns are names of anything that can be counted:
one suitcase = ein Koffer
three books = drei Bücher
many thanks = vielen Dank
Uncountable nouns name what cannot be counted:
wine = Wein
air = Luft
The gender is most easily identified by the noun's definite article in the nominative case: der (masculine), die (feminine and plural), and das (neuter).
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