How does one learn the articles (der/die/das)? My native language also has articles for nouns, but they differ from the German ones, so my intuition naturally tells me what article to use based on my native language and it's wrong most of the time when applied to German. Are there some rules to go by? From what I searched, nothing much came up, basically JUST FUCKING LEARN IT BY HEART. I tried that, but I just can't. They get mixed up so easily, you only have 3 articles and thousands of words and, as far as I know, no real rules to go by. I basically gave up on memorizing them, it's nearly impossible for me now, just given my utter hatred of the damn thing. Is there perhaps an alternative route to take to learn these?