I thought it said barnet. How do you hear the difference?
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?
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?
Can you also say barnene instead of barna?
Why can't it be: 'the child is writing the letters'?
That would have been 'barnet skriver brevene'. See fveldig's comment above.