Der, Das or Die?
Ever since I started learning German Iv'e gotten confused with Der, Das and Die if someone could help me with them that would be great!
This is one if the idiosyncrasies of German, the three genders. As a rule of thumb try to learn the nouns together with their article... Instead of just "Haus" learn "Das Haus" for instance.
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I'm not really good in German but I'll do my best to explain. Das, der and die are all definite articles. Der is used before masculine nouns such as Mann (Man), Vogel (bird). Die is used before feminine nouns such as Pferd (Horse), Kase (Cheese). Die is also used before plurals (I am not sure if there any special cases for this rule or not) such as Die Mause (the mice). Das is a neutral article, such as Das Buch (the book), Das Madchen (the girl). I hope my answer was somewhat helpful.
When I first started the German course here, I can affirm that I wasn't able to distinguish the correct use between them at all. And I thought 'Oh my, it's impossible to know!' How am I supposed to predict that? Now I'm not gonna say that I am that absolutely correct all the time. But I can say that basically I got the hang of it. I mean that one can foreseen the most of the time the right choise by taking notice of the word's suffix and other details that can point out it.
It's pretty much all random and makes no sense whatsoever, your best bet is to just memorize every noun's article. Don't you just love having a thousand unnecessary the's? (I'm terrible at the whole der-die-das thing because I never took it seriously so now I'm forever screwed, yay)