das = the/that ?
Is this a bad translation ? Wir essen das Brot. we eat that bread
It can be both. When used with a noun, it's usually just 'the' unless when you speak you stress it. It will become 'that' when it's not with a noun. e.g. Das ist Brot (That is bread) or 'Das ist das Brot' (That is the bread).