DE or HET ?

In English, the definite article has only one form: the. But Dutch has two forms: de and het. In general, you have to learn the article together with the noun, but there are some rules: HET: all words that end in -JE all colours, languages and fabrics DE: all plural words all numbers, letters, mountains, oceans and rivers most persons, animals, flowers and musical instruments The rest is just because....When you're in doubt, choose DE. Good luck!

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