We should try to get a "Conjugate" option here; it's very helpful for the other languages.
My father explained it to me like this:
Het Meisje = the little girl
De Meid = the girl
De Jongen = the boy
Het Jonchie/Jongentje = the little boy
Notice the vowel on the end of the nouns? My father says that generally this is when you would use "het" over "de"...but there are exceptions as explained in other comments of this discussion. My dad said that he just knows them because he grew up speaking the language and that if I wanted to learn, I would just have to memorize the exceptions.
Hello! My mum explained it to me like "Het" is the feminine article and "De" is the masculine. It is not exactly like that, but since we speak spanish and in spanish it happens the same thing, I understand it like this. To learn it, I just picture the thing with a gender. For example "Het paars", I picture a pink unicorn, and for "De auto" I picture a big black Range Rover >< It works for me! For "De vrouw" for example I just picture a woman with a moustache...
Meisje is neuter and krant is feminine.
Neuter words use het, feminine and masculine use de.
In dutch we don't think about it as masculine and feminine, In school they are literaly refered to as "De-woorden en Het-woorden": De-words and Het-words. You'll just have to memorize for the most part. Check basics 1 , I think, for a few guidelines
looks hard but if you get used to it you know when to use het or de. I am a beginner and i already get used to it
So, the main verb is lezen. Why is it conjugated as zij/hij/de/het leest? Is it an irregular verb? As far as I know, I should be lezt (according to the regular pattern.)
I believe it is an exception. i pretty much just memorize these, though it is not very efficient.
How to decide if it is "reads" or "read" (the latter is the past tense of read)?
Yes. A 'krantenwijk' is the 'wijk' (the neighbourhood or district) in which a paperboy distributes his papers.
look it up on google translate and press the figure next to the microphone. (see link) https://www.google.be/search?dcr=0&source=hp&ei=JKr3XMuHMcbMwAKS2Y_QBQ&q=engels+nederlands&oq=e&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39l2j0i131l6j0l2.4376.6683..9120...2.0..0.60.193.4......0....1..gws-wiz.....6..0i67j0i131i67.JKjMLhXTSE4