"It is an elephant."
Translation:Het is een olifant.
Is olifant het or de? Duolingo has the word shown as "de", but then in this sentence it is now shown as "het."
It's just like in English you can say 'it is an elephant' but when you refer to a specific elephant you'd say 'there is THE elephant' (daar is DE olifant'. And when you point to an elephant at the zoo you might say 'I see AN elephant' (ik zie EEN olifant). I hope this claers it up a bit...