https://www.duolingo.com/AlishaB28

Et vs En

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What is the difference between these two, when do I use Et vs En

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ASkilletFan

Et for neuter words, en for masculine, en or ei for feminine.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matsiii
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In Norwegian we have three different types of articles for nouns: masculine, feminine and neuter.

You use "en" if the word is masculine

You use "ei" if the word is feminine ("en" can also work sometimes)

You use "et" if the word is neuter

When it comes to when to use which you have to look at how you would conjugate the noun

En gutt - gutten - gutter - guttene

Ei jente - jenta - jenter - jentene

Et hus - huset - hus - husa or husene

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ljjooste

How do you know when something is masculine or neuter just by looking at the word?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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You don't, you'll have to memorize that :)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SquirtleGa1

Thanks this was useful!

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XulubMakux

"You use 'ei' if the word is feminine ('en' can also work sometimes)". Got it. Ok, now, how can I know then this "sometimes" cases when 'en' can work for femenine nouns? It can't be random right?

4 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isak191500

why "en bok" not "et bok" ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matsiii
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Simply because the noun "bok" in Norwegian is a masculine noun, therefore "en"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dannygordon1993

I was wondering the same!

2 days ago
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