"I eat an apple."

Translation:Jag äter ett äpple.

November 17, 2014



What's the difference between "en" and "ett"?

March 26, 2015


en is for nouns. ett is for objects.

April 4, 2015


No, that's not correct. Swedish has two genders, common gender (en) and neuter (ett) and every noun has one of those genders. Basically you need to learn which nouns are what gender.

April 4, 2015


I didn't entirely understand that, can you give examples?

April 9, 2015


Tack så mycket:)

April 9, 2015


Not really language related, but duolingo is going to end up making me eat healthy foods just so i can say the sentences in Swedish. ^-^'

April 16, 2016


I know jag means i, but what about me? Does jag also mean me? Or is there another word for the word me?

January 10, 2016


I can't type accents and stuff so it's unfair that they call it a typo.

April 3, 2016


Try holding the letter in if you are using the app. For computer it should give you the alternative letters.

January 15, 2017


What is the difference between at, ater and ata? How do you use it in a sentence?

June 23, 2016


Is the g in Jag silent like in Ja or is it pronounced since i have heard it both ways

May 9, 2019


Your comments are helpful

July 2, 2016


When do you use "en" or "ett"

July 5, 2017


Etta place to live with you and I

October 19, 2017


I thought Swedish was related to English and German? Because so far I've seen only three words that seem related.

November 23, 2014


It is. But English is the strange cousin in the family...

January 31, 2015


Yes I agree, but it is due to the latinization in English, because the Old English was closer to Germanic languages. However, the Scandinavian Languages (or North Germanic Languages) are closer between them, and that's the reason why Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic are farther from German, Dutch, Afrikaans and even more from English, just like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French are closer between them, and Romanian is quite far from its siblings, though they are all from the same family (Romance Languages coming from Latin).

January 31, 2015


Yes indeed - English was hanging out way too much with French in it's formative years. :p Of all the languages that have had a notable impact on Swedish though, German (Low German) is the greatest influence. A great deal of everyday words that we today consider old are actually German in origin. :)

January 31, 2015


That must be because of the influence of the old nordic languages, for Swedish is similar to Finnish sometimes, for example POJKE in Finnish is POIKA. But afterwards, you will realize the several cognates. Some on writing, others on speaking.

December 20, 2014


This is really evident when reading subtitles while watching Swedish (or Danish or Norwegian) films. Sometimes if I listen carefully I'm able to get the gist without reading. All those Vikings definitely left their mark on English.

July 5, 2016


German is more related to English, than Swedish to those two, actually.

August 29, 2018
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