Yes, "das" is used as an article ("the") and as a demontrative pronoun ("this/that").
Yep. Das when you put it before a word means the, but I think it can still mean that or this at least sometimes. When you see it on its own it means that or this.
Das = that/this ist = is Brot = Bread
So the two correct translations are that is bread and this is bread.
I am giving a correct translation of Das ost brot to That is bread. But it is being considered not to be correct
"est" is not a German word. Maybe you mean "esst"? That would be the 2nd person plural of "essen" (to eat). "Ist" is the 3rd person sing. of "sein" (to be).
When used like here (not in front of a noun), it means this/that. When used in front of a noun (Das Brot ist gut.) it can mean either, depending on the emphasis put on the "das" (The bread is good. or This/That bread is good.).
I will appreciate it if someone tell me how to find out when "Das" means "the",and when it means "that is" or "this is".
Wheter it means "that"/"this" or "the" you can often deduce from context. Sometimes (when it is placed before a noun) you can't, then it could mean either ("Das Haus ist neu" could be "The house is new." or "That house is new."). Here it can't mean "the", as it is not before a noun, but before the verb "ist", so it means "this" or "that".
"Das" does not mean "that is" or "this is".
Try this Duo Tip from the beginning of the lesson:
I'm confused about when to use (die ,das ,der) Dx can someone reply me an answer plz(╥﹏╥)
Sounded like "Was" at normal speed, and only enunciated the D for "Das" in SlowMo
Both "It" and "That" should be accepted. Very confusing. Sure it is easy to fix.
How does a beginner understand the difference between das meaning "that" and "the" neutral when listening?
Before a noun, das can be either "the" or "that" (e.g. das Haus = the house; that house). (In natural speech, the stress on das would be different, but I the TTS/computer voice won't be able to make the difference since it relies only on the writing.)
Without a noun following, das can only mean "that".
("I will take the." or "The is my child." make no sense in English.)