German A1 5: ‟Sie” – She likes the masculine forms


You are going to learn: <Common phrases, <how to express facts with masculine
nouns and pronouns, <the third person singular, <a lot of new vocabulary and <much more.

Fatma ‟likes the masculine gender”. This simply means that this chapter focusses on
1. the third person singular and the corresponding verb endings (which are highlighted),
2. mainly objects with nouns being masculine (highlighted in bold letters and color –
remember: the masculine nouns are blue!). So, if you look up all these nouns in the
dictionary you will find out that all the nouns are ‟der”-Wörter, meaning that they are
masculine and follow the masculine declination! I suggest you to list all these nouns within
a category ‟masculine nouns” in your exercise book,
3. also the related adjectives and articles are highlighted in blue because they are somehow
carrying this masculine form, if they are ‟connected” to the masculine noun.
Don´t mind, if you do not exactly UNDERSTAND this concept! I guess that even a lot of German
natives and perhaps also teachers don´t! 🙂 Nevertheless, if you are willing to study these
sentences by heart, you are going to internalize and recognize important phrases and structures in
a very natural way.
So, let us find out more about our third person feminine, about Fatma:
‟Sie” (= the third person singular ‟she”):

Translations of the sentences above:
Her name is Fatma.
She likes the man (masc!).
She comes from Iran.
She lives in the Bachweg.
She is feeling super!
She has a son.
She is married to her husband.
She was born on Sunday.
She washes her dog.
She goes to the supermarket.
She likes going to the soccer pitch with an old male friend.
She cannot find the best way.
She must look for it.
She may accompany her son.
She shall show him the entrance.
She has seen her brother.
She speaks with a (male) German neighbor.
She was on the mountain.
She had an accident.