ett is neutral and en is common gender.
I'm answering an old question here and I know Doge already knows this perfectly well, I'm just thinking it'll be useful for other users to see the answer here.
Ok. Thats actually good for me because i am german and we have masculine(der/ein), feminine(die/eine) and neutral(das/ein).
It was usefull for me because I am learning German and this language makes me confused xD
I agree, the voice is pretty ok. Maybe a bit too fast paced making some words merge.
Not that this saves much time, but a shortcut would be
Alt + 134 = å
Alt + 132 = ä
Alt + 148 = ö
For capital letters:
Alt + 143 = Å
Alt + 142 = Ä
Alt + 153 = Ö
If you are using a mobile just unnable the "system language" and enable all languagens you want. In Android if give a button with a globle and the name of the language in the space bar. Once the right language is on you just need keep pressing the key until it show the option.
on Mac just press and hold the "a" or "o" key and the options should pop up. i.e. ä- press and hold the "a" key and hit the "4" key to select, as it is the fourth option in the list
Yeah, I can see from your bling that you've used duolingo before, you know that's not how it works. It's supposed to have them on screen.
But not here in discussions, I use the International keyboard which is easy to install and learn. Be sure to scroll past the support has ended. It is clearly indicated how to set it up and further down, how to create the accented letters. I probably will add the Swedish keyboard also unless the Danish already has all that I need. Alt + 0229 works as well for me, but I think that letter is also in Danish.
Say is it just me or do the verbs not conjugate like in Danish?
if you use the international keyboard to get ä you can just type " and then a.
That's if you use it with dead keys. Many people don't, because they find them annoying. (To get normal ", you have to type a space afterwards.) I think the variant without dead keys is usually the default nowadays.
With US-International without dead keys: Right-Alt-q = ä, Right-Alt-p = ö, Right-Alt-w = å. (So the right Alt key has the AltGr function. The left Alt key still has its normal function. This is also how the two keys work in most keyboard layouts other than the US one.)
It is faster to learn a new keyboard layout. It isn´t so hard. Go into your computer´s settings and look for keyboard layouts.
I know how to change it, I was just pointing out a problem with the course. There's /supposed/ to be on screen special characters
And I was just pointing out that you don´t have to rely on them and it is faster to use a keyboard and not an onscreen thing.
Is there any present tense conjugation in this language? It seems like every person uses the same verbs.
Oh that's sooo nice, cause in all the other languages I'm learning now, they have different conjugations for present tense...it can get pretty confusing sometimes!
I agree with you kingthatcher im usig my andriod and i make typos because u press wrong letters
What's the difference between a neutral gender and a common gender? (Looking at Arnauti's answer below.) How do I know which gender apple is? Does Swedish have male and female objects like Latin languages (Spanish, French)?
Duolingo explains when to use ett and en. There is an explanation at the beginning of the lesson. If you click on lesson from the main menu then scroll down if should be right under the lesson, at least if you are using the website
I am wondering... is there a big mistake if someone use en instead of ett? I am talking about conversation...
"hon/han" - you cannot hear that AT ALL - rather critical for a dictation question!
I am currently learning latin, and the language has prooved useless to me as i am most interested in germanic langauges.
To my understanding Hon is feminine, Han is masculine. For me, I remember this with a little bit of creativity... Hon:
you have problem with your exercise .Select the write word but there is no word to select . I guess you have a bug ?
Yes, the present tense in Swedish can translate to both the simple present and continuous present in English.
Ett words tend to be non-living as you say, but there are lots of exceptions. And since most words are common gender, including inanimate objects, rules that that don't help so much. You just have to learn the gender with each word.