what is the pronunciation difference between "barnet" and "barna"?
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?
I thought it said barnet. How do you hear the difference?
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
Thank you :)
This course has trained me to see even the most benign sentences in a most strange form ... I can't get the image of a dozen or so children sitting in a factory manufacturing letters for their slave overlord out of my head.
Duolingo, what have you done to me?
The pronunciations of "barna" and "barnet" are completely indistinguishable. This really needs rectifying.
Can you also say barnene instead of barna?
Yes, you can.
Why can't it be: 'the child is writing the letters'?
That would have been 'barnet skriver brevene'. See fveldig's comment above.
I CANNOT tell the difference. Fed up trying to!!
Didnt need to comment twice, but otherwise yes, pronounciations can go to Helheim
Even with context, Barna and Barnet sound exactallu alike
I agree with Samual. I just CANNOT distinguish between them whatsoever. Really fed up trying to.!!
So in another lesson they said "the letters" is "breva" not "brevene." Which is correct?
“Brevene” is (I think) the most common form, but all neuter nouns can optionally go “-a” in the neuter definite plural.
The words that most commonly take this form are “barna” and “beina”.