"The dog is wearing a coat."
Translation:De hond draagt een jas.
I keep mixing up the proper usage of het and de. Can someone please clarify the proper uaage of both?
You have to essentially learn each and every one of them. There might be a way for a native Dutch to "hear" which one's right and wrong but I'm not sure. We have the exact same system in Swedish, 2 words for "the", and it depends on the word ending and how it sounds