Yep, that's what most non-native speakers use, but it's not always right because not all words in French are masculine. xD
English is quite easy compared to that, since "the" is used for everything and there's no masculine and feminine. ._.
"Le" is for masculine nouns, while "la" is for feminine nouns. The tricky thing in French is that there's no particular rule that tells which noun is masculine and which noun is feminine, so it's kinda hard to tell for non-native speakers. :|
I think I already told you my first language is French, right? ^^ Well, I already know Spanish and English, and now I'm learning German! And during the first session, I learned a bit of Mandarin Chinese, but I only know the basics. So yep, that's about it for now. ^^