Grammatical categories of the noun

(Classification of German nouns into different categories)

Table of contents – grammatical categories of nouns

On this page you will find the following:

  1. Classification of nouns into categories
  2. Overview table
  3. Further explanations and exercises

How are nouns classified into grammatical categories?

In German grammar, nouns can be divided into three grammatical categories. These categories, in turn, have further subdivisions.

Compare the following tabular overview in detail:

Division of the noun into different categories

The table displays the distribution of the different categories of nouns to provide a better understanding:

Category Examples
  • Singular
    • Singulare tantum
  • Plural
    • Plurale tantum
  • Masculine (male)
  • Feminine (female)
  • Neuter (neutral)

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