Hmm, I feel like Duolingo should start including a language's alphabet's pronounciation in the beginning, in the notes. Just because we have the same Latin alphabet, doesn't mean we're pronouncing it the same, and it takes a long time to figure out how certain letter combos are pronounced on your own. :(
I feel like in the beginning of a course, before the first lesson, duolingo should have an alphabet lesson (like in Russian or Korean) that teaches you the alphabet of the target language. Of course, any person can go to a website or watch a few Easy Danish videos to get an idea of the alphabet or pronunciation within the language (this is what I did with my German), but it would just be more convenient. Also, I do totally recommend Easy Danish, Easy German, or any other Easy Languages videos: they really have helped me in my learning, and combined with Pimsleur (I would only recommend if you KNOW for sure what language you want to learn, for you must pay a small fee per month) and Duolingo, you could learn almost any language (within the confines of themselves, naturally)!
- Jeg er en pige. -> "I am a girl".
- Jeg er pigen. -> "I am the girl".
In Danish the definite article is suffixed; pigen is known as the definite form of the noun pige. En pigen it is not possible in Danish; that would be like to say *"A the girl" in English, what makes no sense.
In Danish verb conjugation is even easier than in English: verbs are not conjugated at all according to person. Present tense of verb at være "to be" is always er:
- Jeg er: "I am".
- Du er:"You are".
- Han/hun/den/det er: *He/she/it is".
- Vi er: "We are".
- I er: "You are" (plural).
- De er: "They are".