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Confused about when to add an A during colours

Hey, I've been learning colours in Swedish, and one thing is perplexing me. When do I say Bruna or Brunt instead of Brun? Same with Rod and Rott (ignore the lack of umlaut). At first I thought that it was -a for plurals but I got questions wrong with that.

Thanks for any help.

2 years ago

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You will learn about this in the Adjectives skill. However, I will explain a little anyway. When describing an en word, you leave the adjective as it is. A brown city = en brun stad. With ett words, you add a "t" to the end. For instance: A brown country = ett brunt land. With plurals, you add an a. Two brown moose = två bruna älgar.

When you wish to describe a definite object by placing the adjective before the noun, the noun takes a definite suffix (according to its gender), and also takes the corresponding definite word. (Den for en words, det for ett words, and de for plurals), and the adjective has an "a" added to the end. Examples: The brown city = den bruna staden, the brown country = det bruna landet, and the brown moose = de bruna älgarna.

I hope this helps!

2 years ago

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Thanks, that explains perfectly.

Just to confirm (lack of umlauts): ett brunt apple en brun apelsin tva bruna apelsiner

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Correct!

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