the audio says 'et menu', I cannot hear the 'h'. Is this the way it is pronounced?
I saw people post that the h is pronounced, but when people are talking they tend to abbreviate to 'et' or even 't'.
The Dutch "standard" is not to pronounce the "h" in "het". But a lot of people do so in normal speech anyway.
Native Dutch speaker here. The rule is, if you want to say Het, you would pronounce the H. But colloquially Het can also be said as Uht (written as 't), in that case the H is not pronounced.
When does Het means it or The cauase whenever i do it something it turns to be the opposite.
If it's in front of a noun it's usually the.
Het means "it" or "the" depending on which makes more sense; "It menu" isn't even close to a sentence, so "the menu" makes more sense.
Het is een menu.
It is a menu.
So menu is masculine thus the use of 'het'?
No, menu is neuter thus the use of het.
de = masculine/feminine
het = neuter