I ask myself this question, like, every morning when I look at myself in the mirror.
Maybe if someone asks you, "Can I have that bowl of something?" and you say, "The pasta?" "Yeah".
Would someone ask "Pasta?" instead of "Pastan?" Because I can't say I hear the "n" at the end. But if someone would always use the definite suffix in asking a one word question, then hearing the "n" wouldn't really matter, I guess.
There's no rule about that, you can ask either Pasta? or Pastan? depending on what you mean, just like in English. We're in an A/B test right now so I can't know for sure which TTS you're hearing, but if you've got the new one like I have, the final n is indeed a bit weak and could be easy to miss.
For questions, should I ignore the tonal inflections in the TTS? To me this sounds like a statement, not a question, unless Swedish is significantly different from English in this regard?
I'd say yes, that's what the TTS does worst. The intonation is really off here. Also, it often misses stressing particles, like om in tycker om 'likes' which should always be stressed.
No, it's not.
A. Jag har glömt något. (I've forgotten something)
B. Pastan? (The pasta?)
A. Nej, såsen. (No, the sauce.)
Honestly, I think that this could be used in a restaurant setting... As to ask about the pasta. Like in fancy establishments that only have two or three options a night, and one was pasta. You would ask about the pasta( "Pastan?"). Just a guess tho, could totally be wrong.
Very true, but people were confused saying that it makes no sense, so I threw this up to possibly help them make sense of it. Haha (:
Q: Pastan? A: [The] [Pasta] (correct)
where is a "?" question mark? 물음표는 어디에 있나요?
Please stick to English, thanks.
Duolingo ignores question marks, periods, commas, etc., and occasionally that'll show in e.g. mobile apps as well. We can't affect that. But "The pasta?" with a question mark is definitely the intended accepted version.