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Arbitrary “the”s in German

How do I do the lessons that require knowing what random variant of “the” is correct? When presented with some random German word there’s no way to tell by looking which one it wants, I just had to use brute force guessing to finish a practice because of this

April 6, 2018

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To use the right article in German "der","die" or "das" you just have to learn. There is no rule in general. It's the same in French or other languages. It is an annoying fact but it is true.

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