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"Ni är män."

Translation:You are men.

November 17, 2014



Looks like I am going to become really proficient at typing alt 0228 ;)


Or than you just press å or ä or ö on your keyboard, just as I do.


or you could get a mac ;)


I have that actually, which was extremely helpful for Irish. You just press ' and then the letter to accent it. Is there a similar technique for umlauting an a? ( Besides getting a mac ;) )


Okay, then all you need to do is to first type a quotation mark ("), then type the letter that needs an umlaut.

" + a = ä

" + o = ö

" + u = ü

It's extremely handy.

I think another letter you'll need it for in Swedish is å.

To get this, you just need to hold alt and press the W key.


It has to be the Right ALT key. å

If you don't have one, then you need to press and hold CTRL and ALT and press the W key, which is fun when you need a capital letter and have to press the Shift key too. Å


In addition to what LsoYtodysm said, you can use

right ALT + q for ä

right ALT + w for å

right ALT + p for ö

right ALT + l for ø

Add SHIFT for Ä,Å,Ö,Ø. I'm not sure if there will be any other letters you might need for Swedish, but right ALT + z for æ is useful in Danish, too.


OR you could join the glorious PC Mastür Race.

It's beginning to look like most of Duolingo already has, seeing as you got 4 downvotes for that.


Is there any difference when you speak between "man" and "män"?


"man" has an a as in "car" (but shorter) and "män" has an a as in "cat".


Thank you! I will looking for a book, where I see how can I write the "sounds"( or pronunciation)


Why is "you" pluralized? You is singular


Ni can technically refer to the formal singular you in Swedish (like Sie in German or vous in French), but in practice it has fallen almost entirely out of use and is archaic to the point of being perceived as weird or even rude.

Du always means the singular you.

Ni in practice always means the plural you.


It's very Pythonesque though. Are these men the Knights who say Ni?


"You" can be plural or singular in English.


No matter how I pronounce Ni or Vi, it always registers as faulty. Help!


I swear I pronounce it right but it ALWAYS registers as faulty


Same here, idk what I'm doing wrong p.q


ok correct me if i am wrong - 'du' as in singular 'you', 'ni' as in plural 'you' and 'vi' as in 'we'. right?


Anyone else here for young royals?


a,ä,å what is the difference? How are they pronunced?


A like the a of car Ä like the a of cat Å like the o of Oval


As far as I know, ä is an elongated vowel sound of "a"


The letter a in Swedish is pronounced /ɑː/ long and /a/ short.
The letter ä in Swedish is pronounced /ɛː/ long and /ɛ/ short.

In other words, a is like the vowel in thought or car. ä is like the vowel in bet or then.

You can usually tell if a vowel is long or short by how many consonants are in front of it: long vowels will have one consonant, short ones will have two. Thus:

en mat (a food)
matt (listless, dull)

en häl (a heel)
en häll (a flat rock)




I enter nej ar men and it tells me I entered the reply in english


What you are man dosent make since


It says "you are men" (plural), not "you are man"

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    If you don't know the first word... Look at which word starts with a big letter


    After 10 retries, I believe something may have gone wrong. I'm saying what it is, but it's coming out wrong.


    I'm saying it right, it says I'm not


    I relly don't understand why my pronouncation is not accepted by the program: Ni - accepted, är and män - not. :(


    @Jugut i kept getting messed up there


    I still cant pronounce it. Whyy.


    Looks like im a moron

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