would you say that a noun that begins in a vowel is more likely to get het instead of de?
Yes, it's always de. I was just using it as an example to show that de/het isn't based on whether something starts with a vowel or not.
Not really. For instance, the car translates to "de auto".
Please read this explanation:
Besides that, it's a matter of guessing "de" when you don't know the article, and memorizing it for every noun until it sounds weird when you use the other.
Are there any sites where I can just tap in a noun and it'll give me the gender? Thanks