"A sandwich"

Translation:En smörgås

November 17, 2014

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I have never been so excited learning a new language as when I saw that little å :)


What is the difference between Ett and En? How do we know when to use it?


You have to learn it word by word.


”ett” is the neuter indefinite article, while ”en” is the common gender (i.e. includes both masculine and feminine genders) indefinite article. It's similar to the Dutch language's system with definite articles—“het” and “de”, respectively.

One will have to learn the genders of each noun—there is no easy discrimination between the two cases.


I would also like to know the answer to these questions.


Is this where the term 'smorgasbord' comes from? :)


Yes, it is related! According to my dictionary: smorgasbord: Swedish, from smörgås ‘(slice of) bread and butter’ (from smör ‘butter’ + gås ‘goose, lump of butter’) + bord ‘table.’


Pretty much, yes. A "smörgårsbord" must have some sort of sandwiches on it to be called a real smörgårsbord! ;)


Is there a chance to add input for the "special" characters via a button? I've seen them for other languages (a row of buttons underneath the answer field so you can just add whatever character your keyboard doesn't offer) and it's quite helpful.


I prefer to set my keyboard layout to US International. It works for every language based on the latin alphabet. It's very logical. If you want é for instance, you press ' (single quote) and then e, it then combines the two. Similarly, ä = " + a, ñ = ~ + n, ô = ^+o. There are some special characters made by holding down right alt like þ (right alt + t), ð (right alt + d), å (right alt + w) and ø (for some reason right alt + L). If you just want to type a ', ", ~, ^ etc., you just press space after the punctuation mark. Doesn't take long at all to get used to, and once you're used to it, no more changing keyboard layouts or fumbling for keys, it's very very logical.


å (alt+0229) ö (alt+0246) work for me.


On a computer running Windows go to Control Panel / Clock, Language, and Region / Change keyboards or other input methods / Change keyboards.

Once there, click the "Add..." button and select the desired language.

Once done, it will add it to the language bar in the taskbar (for Windows 7). There will be a small section that shows an "EN" (if you're using English as the default) and you can select other keyboard layouts from there. Just remember that your keyboard will have a slightly different key map than usual. [{ = å :; = ö "' = ä


According to my wife, who is Swedish, only old people use the word 'smörgås'. The preferred and most common term is 'macka'.


I thought someone mentioned previously that we can use Ett if its not gender specific other than ett barns.


I would also like to know. Isn't 'a sandwich' supposed to be gender neutral? If so then "ett smörgås" should be correct right since ett is used for gender neutral nouns. Or is there something else to it?


Whats the difference between "ett" and "en"? One is singular and the other plural? :c


I thought this word was actually hamburger at first! Sounds kinda similar to me haha


Does it really pronounce "em" instead of en?.


What are the pronunciations for the various accents used in Swedish?


The word smörgås is the best word in the world!


I'm surprised I got this right, I didn't think I would but apparently they don't count swedish characters


If you wish to, I suggest you use the US Internal Keyboard. alt + q = ä, alt + w = å, and alt + p = ö


Windows 8 has a neat feature where once you download swedish you can change the language by pressing windows + space and it's really easy and really quick, then just press it again to go back to english


Is it pronounced smolgos?


No. See forvo for a few more examples.


They need to teach what sandwich cake is!


I will probably never learn that word


whats the difference between 'en' and 'ett'


Why did it tell me that smörgås was wrong and I should have used macka?


It is the same thing "macka" and smörgås"


I love the character "å"


So, what is the difference between "En" and "Ett". It seems to me that en i used for inanimate beings, while ett is used mostly for people? Is this correct?

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