In German there is masculine, feminine, and neuter. Das is not the feminine form, but the neuter. Minor correction, but one that I could not let pass without bringing the mighty weight of my German language instruction from 40+ years ago. I always found it interesting that the German word for young woman or girl was feminine, the word for wife is masculine, but the word for a maiden is in the neuter. Rabbit trail......but interesting to me at least.