You forgot to insert space between barnen and ett brev and breven and ett hus. Not big deal but some beginner could get confused
I am quite unsure what you are talking about, since on the web platform there is a bullet list and the different words are on different lines... >_> Are you perhaps using a mobile phone? If my post is rendered without the bullet list on a mobile platform, but just as a single line, that is a very serious issue and you really should report it to the Duolingo developers.
Yea, it looks messed if you look directly in application comments. In browser every word has its own line with dot at the beginning.
Hmm, yeah I was wondering what barnenett and brevenett were. Seems to happen a lot when converting comments between platforms
I was also wondering what barnenett and brevenett wad for ages haha was so confused
Is there a list somewhere online of ALL the declensions...? crosses fingers
Actually, there is a list of ALL the declensions (i.e., with many common exceptions to the regular five patterns) here: http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Swedish_declensions
I found this really helpful for definite and indefinite singulars and plurals, (not irregulars):
So wait, brev is letters, but en brev is a single letter? How about the plural definite?
just a question.. so if you mean singular letter you should always use ett brev or brevet?
Yes, you just need to decide whether you're dealing with "a" or "the" letter and pick one of two the according forms.
Is it just me, or does the /v/ at the end of "brev" sound more like an /n/ here? I've listened to recordings on forvo where the /v/ sound is pretty clear.
As a general rule, we don't tend to use singular nouns without an article. There are some exceptions but this sentence is not one of them. :)
So for the same reason you wouldn't say We read letter in English, we can be sure that brev in this sentence means plural letters.
why is 'the letter' = brevet and 'the book' = boken. pls clarify i am a beginner
There are two ways to say 'a/an' (indefinite articles) in Swedish: 'en' and 'ett'. Most nouns in Swedish use 'en' as in "en bok" while some nouns use 'ett' as in "ett brev". If 'en/ett' is in front of the noun then the meaning conveys the indefinite article. If a form of 'en/ett' is attached at the end of a noun then the meaning conveys the definite article ('the'). You kind of just have to memorize which indefinite article goes with which noun.