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Barn, Barnen, and Barnett

What is the difference between those three? I am confused which one means child/children/the child/ the children...Can someone tell me? Thanks

1 year ago

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annika_a
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Barn = a child or children (just any children).

Barnen = the children (so specific ones, not just any, although it can also be used in a general sense, just like you can say "Think of the children" in English and not mean specifically Sally and Joe).

Barnet (note just one t) = the child.

Hope this helps! :-)

1 year ago

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Tack så mycket!

1 year ago

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It could be confusing with the same word for singular and plural. But you can always tell from the context which one it is, for example:

my child = mitt barn

my children = mina barn

1 year ago