Den / Det
I want to know the difference between "den" and "det"? Duolingo translates both words as "it" and they seem to be interchangeable so far.
But, since I'm pretty sure they are not interchangeable (why would you have to words for "it" with no reason), what is the difference between them?
I have written some more about it e.g. here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26420394/Answers-to-some-common-questions-on-grammar-that-beginners-have - it's for en / ett but the same principle applies.
In short, Swedish nouns have different genders - en or ett. These are grammatical, not biological. You use den as the definite article for en-words, but det as the definite article for ett-words. Both also mean "it", depending on the gender of the noun the "it" describes.