What is the difference between lille and små
Sometimes I get questions about small ants and other small things.
Sometimes the right answer is "lille", "liten" and sometimes it's "små". If I use "små" instead of "lille", duolingo counts the answer as wrong.
So I guess that there is a rule, but for now I did not get it. Is there someone here that could explain it to me?
Okayyyy, now that I have access to lessons (not available on my phone), I get it.
There is a special section about this case in the lesson:
The adjective liten meaning little or small is the most highly irregular adjective in the Norwegian language. Take a look at how it declines. Commit this table to memory, because as in English, the word small is used a lot.
en liten stol => a small chair den lille stolen => the small chair
Feminine ei lita bok => a small book den lille boka => the small book
Neuter et lite bord => a small table det lille bordet => the small table
Plural små hus => small houses de små husene => the small houses
Pay special attention to context, and in time, these adjective endings become second nature.
Also it changes with bestempt form.
Hankjønn=== en liten bok _den lille gutten
Hunkjøn ====ei lita bok __den lille jenta
Intetkjøn==== et lite hus __det lille huset
Flertall =====små gutter __de små husene