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In German there are three genders that a noun could have: masculine, feminine, and neuter. If you have studied French or Spanish for example, you will have seen nouns that have masculin or feminine genders, but in German we have a third gender too: neuter.
Every German noun is assigned a gender, though in the plural form all nouns are the same, whatever gender they are. The gender of a noun changes the way in which we say 'the' or 'a', as well as changing the ending of adjectives that are used to describe it. It is an essential part of the german language!see more
When forming a sentence in the past, or perfect tense in German, it is always formed with a conjugation of 'sein' or 'haben', plus the past participle of the main verb. It is much more common to use the verb 'haben' with the past participle, however many verbs take 'sein' instead. The verb 'sein' is used when:
1)There is motion/movement. E.g. gehen, fahren (to go, to go by transport)
"Wir SIND ins Fitnesszentrum gegangen"
2)When changing states. E.g. einschlafen (to fall asleep)
"Ich BIN eingeschlafen"
3)With the exceptional verbs bleiben and sein (to stay and to be)
"Sie SIND zu Hause geblieben"see more