The gender of a noun determines the declension pattern of an adjective that describes it.

There are three genders, masculine (appearing as "m." on glossaries), feminine ("f."), and neuter ("n.").

There is also common ("c." or "m./f."), which isn't really a gender-- it just means that the noun can be either masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person or animal it is referring to.

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