die – feminine, der – masculine and das – neutral

The German “der die das” are the German definite articles (forms of “the”) which let us identify the gender of a noun:  die – feminine, der – masculine and das – neutral.
EXAMPLES: Die Gabel (the fork)der Löffel (the spoon), and das Messer (the knife). A fork is feminine, a spoon masculine, and a knife neutral.
German nouns take the definite article, der, die, or das (the) and indefinite article, ein, eine, or ein (a/an).

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In German Masculine, femenine and neutral nouns have different endings.

Masculine nouns often have these endings:

-er,
-el,
-ling,
-ich,
-ig,
-ner,
-ismus,
-or,
-us,
-eich,
-ant

Feminine nouns often have these endings:

-e,
-ie,
-heit,
-ei,
-in,
-ik,
-keit,
-schaft,
-ung,
-tät,
-ur,
-tion

Neutral nouns often have these endings:

-chen,
-o,
-lein,
-en,
-il,
-ma,
-tel,
-ment,
-nis,
-tum,
-um