When do I have to use die, das, or der?
I thought I had to use them before a noun no matter what was in the rest of the sentence but it is now seeming more as though I use it when I literally mean THE _.
Example used in Duolingo: Du isst Brot.
So, all in all, my question is actually- do I have to use them if I do not want to say 'the' before my noun? I hope my question makes sense, thank you.
I think it's the nearly the same than in english. "Du isst Brot" -> "You eat bread", but "Du benutzt DEN Hammer" -> "You use THE hammer" .....