Does this mean that "rice" is not a collective noun in Danish?
I.e., "the birds eat the rice-pieces"?
Yes, "ris" is also the singular and plural form to make everything even more confusing, but that's why it is, for example, "brune ris" as opposed to "brun ris"
thanks. not that I can say I understand this but... still. I'm sure with time I will get over it...
How do you pronounce risene? I have a hard time pronouncing or hearing the different endings to words.
Here is a pretty good resource for learning pronunciations.
When do you append an -er in indefinite plural and when only an -e?
-er is the simple present tense ending; -e is the infinitive form. Er spielt Fußball versus er will Fußball spielen.
Thank you for the information, but actually I meant the nouns. ☺
Ah, I overlooked "indefinite plural".
You can click here, but I also found this. Usually add -er, especially if it's a polysyllabic word, otherwise it's usually -e.
That's actually my next lesson. ㋡