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"Jeg spiser en tomat."

Translation:I am eating a tomato.

November 6, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meri890223

Im confused when to use en as "the" or "one"!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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It will only ever translate to 'the' if it's a suffix:

tomaten = the tomato

en tomat = a tomato


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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Unless the context explicitly dictates that it should be translated as "one", it will usually sound the most natural to translate it with "a/an". It does not translate to "the" as a separate word.

If you see "én" with an accent over, then it's always the number "one".

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