"Han har tallerkenen."

Translation:He has the plate.

4 years ago

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How on earth should one distinguish tallerken and tallerkenen on this one - or generally?

4 years ago

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You can distinguish between them by the missing indefinite article: "Han har tallerkenen" versus "Han har en tallerken". "Han har tallerken" is just wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifritism

It is a bit difficult when spoken - most dialects, unless over enunciating, will 'eat' most of the '-en' ending. Listen out for the protracted nn-sound - that'll be it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoshTheDennis

I am starting to get an ear for the subtle sound made by the definite-suffixes, but I don't understand why a lot of times consonants like "k" or "g" will be silent. I've found a couple good youtube videos that explain consonant sounds in detail, but generally they forego explaining when they're meant to be silent.

1 year ago
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