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das (grammatische) Geschlecht, Gender
"gender" is a grammatical property of nouns that divides them into groups that each have slightly different grammar rules. Gender usually includes "feminine" and "masculine" words but those terms have nothing to do with the object the refer to.

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**Here are the posts in which I have talked about this concept in detail.**
der, die, das - how can I learn German gender... like... ever
German Noun Gender - A learner's story
German Gender and Big Data

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