Confused about the usage of the words un, du, and de
I am unsure which of the words to use because I have come across sentences such as;
L'homme mange un œuf
L'homme et la femme mangent du riz
Le garçon et l'homme boivent de l'eau
How do I know which one to use? It is getting quite confusing.
Almost! If the uncountable noun is masculine, yes.
If the uncountable noun is feminine, use de la unless the word starts with a vowel or silent H when you use de l', (as with masculine)