die Geschichte des Mannes

die Geschichte des Mannes
the story of the man
Part of speech


Genitive masculine and neuter
    one syllable words ending in a consonant + es
  1. des Mannes
  2. des Kindes
  3. des Hauses
  4. des Mondes (of the moon)
    longer words ending in consonants + s
  1. des Komputers
    words ending in vowels take s
  1. des Kaffees
    finally there is a group of weak masculine nouns, mostly describing people or animals ending in n. Watch out for those, when they come up

Breakdown of die Geschichte des Mannes

der Mann
the man
die Geschichte
the story
another feminine word - think of mum telling a bed time story
    let's remember our feminine words so far:
  • die Frau
  • die Pizza
  • die Firma
  • die Geschichte
the - feminine definite article
of the - masculine, neuter
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