after advancing on German gramatically as my second foreign language, I wanted to pursue my interest in Latin. Grammar seemed to me pretty straightforward, yet so many to memorize. I'm self-teaching and intend to expand my vocabulary, however there is a part that muddles my mind up.
Now, I learnt about 1st, 2nd and 3rd Declensions (I guess there is a fourth and fifth as well but anyway). Taking into consideration that 1st Declension words 'mostly' consist of feminine ones - and for 2nd Declension same applies for masculine - is it the declension group or the gender who alters the adjective attached to the word? If I were to learn a new Latin word, should I write down its gender and declension group together? Summing up the question, which traits of a word should I memorize?