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About the use of the articles "het"and "de"

Some Dutch nouns follow the article "het", while others follow "de".
What's the difference between those two words ?
Plus,when to use "het"and when "de"?

Thank you.

For learning: Dutch
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "De" is used for words with male and female gender.
    "Het" is used for words of neutral gender.
    For each word you have to memorize the gender.
    "De" and "Het" are definite articles: you use them when it is clear to the speaker and the listener which object they are referring to, like the english "The".

    "Ik zie de man." The man that we have been expecting, or talked about...
    "Ik zie een man." A man that has not yet been introduced. "Een" is the indefinite article.

    名词性属,来源于古老语言中的名词分类。现在看起来没什么理由,背过就是了。

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