Can someone help me, bitte. I am trying to figure out Die Der Den and all those words. The only ones I know are ones I remember. When is the appropriate time to use Die vs. Das and all the others? I don't know the difference between singular and plural in German.
Take a look at this and their other articles, they're good: http://german.about.com/od/grammar/a/DefiniteArticles.htm
I am having the same trouble but i believe der is masculine die is feminine and das is for objects. Ex: das wasser, der mann, and die frau
Yes. Das is for all neuter nouns, though, not just inanimate objects. German uses grammatical gender, not natural gender. A table and a chair are both masculine; the wall is feminine; the book and the food (which are on the table) are both neuter. You have to learn each noun's gender as you go along.
What about a male cat. In French it is le chat for a male cat and la chatte for a female. Is it different in German?
I just checked on LEO-Wörterbuch. It’s die Kater. No umlaut, no ending, just change the article from der to die.
Not 100% sure about it, but "die Katze" is most probably used for both genders.