Ett öl vs. En öl?!!
Hej alla :)
So I was studying in Duolingo in food skills and there was "ett öl" ==> "A beer" but then I saw it on another website "en öl" ==> "A beer" so, is it ett öl or en öl?
Tack så mycket :)
There is a general principle behind this.
'Öl' is a mass-noun (dividuativt substantiv). When talking about portions of drink or food a mass-noun is changed into a countable noun (individuativt substantiv) and 'en' is then used regardless of the grammatical gender of the noun.
Another common example is kaffe - coffee.