https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mirajemaes1

En words Ett words

Hello!!! This is my first second language just fyi lol. But I am not sure when to use ett or en. Any help is much appreciated!!

February 9, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sir_John4

As far as I know most of nouns are en-words but not all so you have to learn it by heart, there is no rule for that, though persons are en-words (like en bror, en syster) with few expceptions (a sibling - ett syskon).

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas161932

Every noun is either an en or an ett word. This can sometimes be guessed according to rules of thumb but essentially it has to be learned by heart. Whether the word is en or ett also changes the ending used in definite form and also the declination of adjectives.

February 9, 2017

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

Zzzzz... listed some tendencies in a previous discussion https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6329293

February 10, 2017
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