Try to learn the clothing nouns along with their gender. The plural is also given in brackets after the word in the table below.
♥ Knowing the gender allows you to apply the rules of the accusative case.
♥ Knowing the gender allows you to apply the rules of adjectival endings, when you begin to learn these.
So you need to figure out ways of plugging those genders, as well as the words themselves and the grammatical rules, into your brain – but always with this consolation: native speakers will get what you mean anyway, just as you understand when someone speaks imperfect English to you.
After reading the table of vocabulary below, you can also cycle through the words in the Quizlet. Hopefully through these activities, some of those nouns will find a place in your wonderfully expansive long-term memory.
Then you’ll be able to clothe yourself in German!
My favourite German clothing word, by the way, is Gummistiefel – gumboot.
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The first Quizlet below contains only single words (mostly nouns as well as a few adjectives and verbs). This means you’ll be able to play the Space Race game, once you’ve learned the words. Before you try that game, make sure you tick the “ignore stuff in parentheses” box on the starting page, which means you won’t have to type the plural as well.
The second Quizlet contains the same words, but this time with sentences for each one. This might help you to figure out how each word could be used in context. You can still play a game with this Quizlet, as well as just reading through it. The most suitable game for more complex text is Scatter, where you drag the appropriate sentence to its translation or corresponding picture.