Barn, et barn, barnet, barna...child, a child, the child, the children. So what is the simple plural? Barn, depending on context?
et barn - barnet - barn - barna
a child - the child - children - the children
You will always be able to tell the difference by looking at the determiner or adjective preceding 'barn':
mitt barn - mine barn
my child - my children
Good question! How can I know is it barnet-the child or barna-the children. When I put them in the sentence both make sense. Can someone help us?