I know I should probably understand it, but I don't fully understand when to use der, die, das, and den, not where they all contrast. What are all of their differences? I'm so confused! T^T
All three of them can mean 'the' at points, but das can also mean 'that'? And is 'den' like 'an' English, where you can only use it preceeding a word that starts with a vowel? Would someone be willing to explain it to me? Please?
[PS: I'm tyically bad at understanding and memorizing language terms. So I would really appreciate it if you tried to write in an easy-to-understand way. Please, don't just say something like "...a conjunctions." without giving me one or two examples of conjunctions.
While I do know the differences in usage between esse, essen, and isst, I tend to forget that they are related to tenses, I don't even know what those different types of forms are called...! >-<]