Too Many German Articles

Learning the German language is difficult and one of the reasons is because of all the different versions of the word THE.

Look at the table below and you will see 16 different boxes for the word THE.

Why does the German language have 16 The’s?  I think to drive my perfectionism insane.

If it were up to me I would just make all the German articles “die”.  But it’s not up to me and I will continue to give it my best shot.

German Articles