Pronunciation of the definite article

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Is there a rule to apply in order to differentiate between the pronunciation of "the" and "the (thee)", please?
 

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Pronounce the one with a short u as in but or cut. Pronounce the other with a long e as in beet or tree.

Does that help?

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