"De vrouw eet vis."
Translation:The woman eats fish.
Why is the woman DE vrouw? Shouldn't a woman be feminine and not masculine?
- De = masculine and feminine
- Het = neuter
Also keep in mind this refers to the gender of the word and does not necessarily reflect the gender/sex of the thing you are referring to.
E.g. singular diminutives are neuter in Dutch. Hence:
- De jongen - the boy - masculine
- Het jongetje - the (little) boy - neuter