Is there an easy rule about 'dit' versus 'deze'
'Dit' = 'het'-words.
'Deze' = 'de'-words.
great, now if I could only get the "het' and 'de' words.... lol
You have probably read/heard this before but learn nouns with their respective articles -- it will go a long way ^^
That's a great tip. Maybe I've been doing that without thinking about it, but I intentionally doing that will help me. I think.
Also you are probably aware that all Diminutives are of neuter gender. Another tip: Most nouns ending in -ing are feminine, ergo de-nouns ^_^