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Swedish En/Ett words

I'm learning Swedish and am a little confused about where and how I'm supposed to use en or ett words. I've seen people explain it, but still am very confused. Kan man hjlp min? [Hope I did that right.]

May 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

Some words have patterns but not all. Language is created by humans. Normally you just learn "en man" and "ett kaffe" without any pattern.

These are some patterns (but notice they are complex and not easy to remember):

Words ending with -are, -dom, -het, -lek, -ing, -ling, -ning, are en-words

Words ending with -döme, -eri, -on, -ment, -um, -eum, ium are ett-words

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dogomolo

There are also exceptions, like ett altare (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altare). Try to find more :)

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/French3lla

Thanks! It helped a lot;]

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

This thread contains some great info: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6329293

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/French3lla

Thanks

May 26, 2018
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