"You eat the food."
Translation:Jullie eten het eten.
Here we have used 'het' for the, why cant we use 'de'. Cant it be 'Jullie eten de eten'
In Dutch there are three genders.
- Masculine and feminine words use de.
- Neuter words use het.
- Often words are referred to as de and het words.
Have a read through this: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3732938
In short, you'll have to learn if a word uses de or het.
- All plurals use de
- Singular diminutives use het
- A plural diminutive is a plural and hence uses de.