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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"?

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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.


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