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What is the difference between ett and en in swedish?

I see ett and en in front of different nouns when I am learning swedish. I know they both mean a or an, but I don't understand what one to use and why.

November 12, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/akemihomurasan

En is the common gender. Ett is the neuter gender. The word for used for a or an corresponds with the gender of the word. Here is a website about the use of genders http://blogs.transparent.com/swedish/the-logic-behind-swedish-noun-gender/

November 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Every noun is either en or ett, and it has to be learned with the noun.

November 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/_River___

En is used for the common gender and ett is used for like neutral gender

November 12, 2016
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