"Het is de krant."
Translation:It is the newspaper.
why is it "it is the newspaper" saying het would mean it, but for example, if you are saying "the menu" it is het menu meaning het means "the" that is kind of confusing.
You have a good ear! "Het" is indeed often pronounced as 'ut', like the English 'hut'.
- Het is een nieuwe auto.
- "Ut is un nieuwe auto."
The voice-lady speaks very prim and proper, but sometimes she sounds almost like us peasants ;)