Genus i Svenskan

Swedish has two grammatical genders: utrum and neutrum. Unfortunately, neither the stress nor the word’s ending reveal which of the two categories a word belongs to. When learning a new Swedish word try to memorise its gender, as it determines the plural ending.

Approximately 75% of Swedish words are of utrum gender, so my strategy is to remember neutrum words as a list.

Food
te'tea'
kaffe'coffee'
vin'wine'
socker'sugar'
godis'sweets'
ris'rice'
mjöl'flour'
bröd'bread'
smör'butter'
ägg'egg'
kött'meat'
päron'pear'
plommon'plum'
körsbär'cherry'
blåbär'blueberry'
hallon'raspberry'
lingon'cowberry'