DER - Male Nouns 1. All days, months and seasons are male der Montag (Monday) der Mai (May) der Winter (winter) 2. Occupations and nationalities when referring to a male person are male der Arzt (male doctor) der Student (male student) der Deutsche (male German) 3. Names of cars and trains are male der ICE (fastest train in Germany) der Mercedes (famous German car) der VW (famous German car) 4. Male people are usually grammatically male der Mann (man) der Junge (boy) der Bruder (brother) 5. Most mountains and lakes are male der Bodensee (famous German lake) der Mount Everest (famous mountain between Nepal and China) der Kilimandscharo (famous mountain in Africa) 6. Most nouns ending with -ich, -ig, -ling are male der Honig (honey) der Teppich (carpet) der Schädling (pest) 7. Most nouns ending with -el,-en, -er are male der Wagen (car) der Löffel (spoon) der Becher (mug)
DIE - Female Nouns 1. All nouns ending with -heit, -keit, -schaft, -tät, -ung are female
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Grammatical gender, der Mai, das Museum, der Winter, der Student