When to use Die, Der, und Das?
I'm honestly having a hard time figuring out when to use die, der, und das. Most of the time, while doing the exercises, I'm just kinda winging it. So is there any rule or any trick that makes figuring out the gender less complicated?
You basically just should learn them. German is a hard language, I know it because I am a native speaker. I have thought some time about your question, but I could not find a rule, but if you have two words added together to one, you always use the article of the second one.
e.g.: das Plastik + die Tüte = die Plastiktüte der Winter + die Jacke = die Winterjacke ...
I hope it could help at least a bit. :)
It's best to just memorize the gender of each noun at the same time that you learn the noun.