Having only seen "det" so far in this course, I assumed it was translated as "this" vs "that". How would you say "This is a strawberry?" Should "this" be accepted here?
This translates to "Dette". This is a strawberry = "Dette er et jordbær" (holding it up, touching). That is a strawberry = "Det der er et jordbær" (pointing, "det der" sort of means that there). "Det er et jordbær" has a neutral meaning, it's a strawberry.
I hear "De er et jordbær" every time. Is there a way to tell "det" and "de" apart that will come with practice, or do they sound the same? And if they sound the same, then on a type what you hear exercise, should "De er et jordbær" be accepted? After all, with some of Duo's sentences, it's perfectly reasonable....
The T of "det" is always silent, it should sound like [deh]. Whilst "de" is pronounced like [dee].
Thank you! I guessed there was probably something I was missing, and there was! :-)
en is the indefinite article for masculine nouns.
et is the indefinite article for neuter nouns.
Feminine nouns may use either ei or en.
"De" & "Det" sound the same. It's difficult to define the difference at once..:)
Not quite the same. "det" should sound like [deh] and "de" should sound like [dee]. It might take you a little to get used to it, but you'll learn to tell the difference fairly quickly. :-)
Ok. I understud. I'll try to listen to their sound more carefully. It seems there's not another way.. :-) Thank you! Takk så mye! :-)
I have to admit that it would be entirely possible to have "De er et jordbær" on Duolingo, even if extremely unlikely in real life. :-D So yes, you just need to train your ears. :-) Bare hyggelig!
I don't have a dipthong on my keyboard and keep being marked incorrect for my spelling.
If you're having trouble with the letter "æ", you have a few options.
If you're on a mobile device, you can...
- Try to hold down "a", and see if "æ" appears as an option.
- Install an international keyboard.
- Install a Norwegian keyboard.
If you're on a computer, you can...
- Click the letters provided to you below the input field.
- Install a Norwegian or international keyboard.
- Learn the ALT-codes for the Norwegian characters.
On windows: Alt+0198 = Æ | Alt+0230 = æ. On Apple: alt/option+' " = æ alt/option+shift+' " = Æ.