"Han är ett barn."
Translation:He is a child.
I've noticed this with other sentences, but thought I would finally make a comment. Why is it as if "är" is hardly pronounce if not at all?
The r in this word is usually silent in normal speech. There are other words where some letters are silent, eg. jag = ja, har = ha, etc.
är is pronounced like air or ear depending on where in Sweden you live. And as said above, the r is usually not pronounced.
What's the difference between "en" and "ett"? I thought it was a/an but here ett is used as "a"...
They're different genders, like un/una in Spanish, for instance. Swedish grammatical genders have nothing to do with masculine/feminine, though.
I'm having trouble with "ett" and "en". When do I know to use each. I don't understand genders as they apply to language. Help
Please have a look at my post here: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26420394/Answers-to-some-common-questions-on-grammar-that-beginners-have
As well as the post referenced in it: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/6329293