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Swedish help

Hej! I am pretty new to learning Swedish but love it so far (: Anyway I was just wondering what the difference between En and Ett is? It will probably explain once I progress but I am impatient haha cx Thank you for any help!

1 year ago

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Sorry, I don't know how I replied twice, and the same thing. I'm not the best with technology.

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If you know a romance language, it is similar to the un and une in French, as an example. All words have a gender, masculine or feminine. It can be a difficult concept for native English speakers to grasp at first, as it is just memorization.

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It is the gender, masculine or feminine, like un and une in French and other romance languages. It can be a bit difficult of a concept for a native English speaker to grasp at first, as it is just memorization. Good luck and hope you enjoy Swedish!

1 year ago

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It is the gender, but not masculine and feminine. In Swedish the masculine and feminine genders have merged to the common gender, which uses "en" and includes like 70% of all words. The other gender is called neuter and uses "ett".

1 year ago

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Thank you very much! Though does it work the same for objects? Because for different objects such as glass and fork you use en an ett? Because you can't really tell the masculinity or femininity of objects such as the ones above. I guess thats where I am confused (:

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That's the way it is in Swedish. You just have to learn it by heart.

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Oh I see. Thank you very much <3

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