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

An Overview of En and Ett Words?

Hej dear fellow Swedish learners :) I am currently beginning to learn Swedish and living the common en/ett - struggle. I also noticed that in the common online dictionaries, it is not automatically written next to the word if it is an -en or -ett word, so it makes it more difficult to learn which words belong to which article.

Do you have any tips about online dictionaries which mention the indefinite article or is there any article on Duolingo helping to learn to which group the words belong?

Thank you so much in advance :)

July 5, 2016

7 Comments


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

In this thread (which is a sticky post under Swedish/Discussions) you can find links both to a good post about the tendencies for when en vs ett are used (en or ett – some tendencies) and to a list of various online resources: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5892805

July 5, 2016

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

I see, thank you!

July 7, 2016

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

Any proper dictionary should mention that -- are you sure the ones you are using don't? It might be that they only mention a discreet n. for ett-words, or only give the gender for non-compound words, so that you'll find the gender of "ordförråd" (vocabulary) only under "förråd" (storage).

July 5, 2016

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

Okay, to be honest I rather used common and massive online resources like Google Translate and bab.la. Actually it was a lot about translating words from German or English to Swedish and having the word + en or ett directly written next to it. However, the n. is a quite good tip. Thanks! Take a lingot

July 7, 2016

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

I use Wiktionary and they use a very discreet c. or n. :)

July 13, 2016

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

Memrise is an app that makes the difference quite clear. Maybe even so much that it starts getting to be annoying.

July 5, 2016

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

a good point, I will check it out! Tack :)

July 7, 2016
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