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An example use of das in a speech by a native speaker of standard german:
“… Ich fing an, in Kneipen zu gehen, ich habe angefangen, das zu tun, was alle anderen auf der Welt tun …”
the word das occurs in german on average 13826 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.