When I read these discussions, I look for comments about things like "How Swedish people [usually] pronounce [a word]".
As such, your comment is very helpful to me. Thank you for taking the time to share for the rest of us.
Det är sant, och jag har ingen problem med det här. Men jag fick en virkke med "de" sagt som "dom" i en "listen and write" och fick det fel för att någon sag "de" som "dom"
I really don't understand what you're trying to say here. The audio sounds pretty good to me.
I am not referring to this exercise, but a different one where you need to write what you hear and in that on they say "de", but writing "de" gets marked as false and the correct answer is "dom"
We always accept both de and dom, but we use de as the default. But it should really be the other way around - since there is a bug with "type what you hear" exercises, which causes only de but not dom to be accepted.
Do you happen to remember what the sentence was, so I can check it?
And a bit strange melody. For the phrasal verb "tycka om" meaning "to like" the stress should be on "om". I agree that it's a bit fast though, although good practice I guess.
Det is plural and Dem is singular... I think... I'm basing this off the sentence structure. One was De tycker om det and the other was something like Hon älskar den. Sorry for a late reply.
This isn't quite right. Let's explain it this way instead:
den and det both mean 'it', depending on gender. If you talk about 'the book', boken, you say den, but if you talk about 'the house' huset, you say det.
dem is the object form of the pronoun de which means 'they', so dem means 'them'
De tycker om det = They like it
De tycker om dem = They like them
You can hear the difference clearly in the spoken language because dem is pronounced as if it were written dom.
det is normally pronounced as if it were written de
Could you explain the difference between det and den if they are both acceptable?
It's just that they're talking about some object (concrete or abstract) that was previously mentioned, and since we don't know that context, we don't know what gender that object is, so both are accepted. The speaker knew what gender the object was though, so for them there was no choice.
I believe det is for ett words and den is for en words. e.g: jag ater ett apple, jag ater det. en mus ater, den ater
The "det" sounded like "dayer"--with an "r" ending, to me. Is this correct?
How does Duolingo tell right from wrong when you have to say the sentence/word?
It's a particle that makes up the verb "likes" together with "tycker". It's a two-word verb like for example the English "get up" and "look after". On its own it can mean different things depending on context, but "if" is the most common.
Can someone please explain to me what the difference between "de" and "dem" is?
"De" is third person plural subject, "dem" is third person plural object.
Why is this "it" det rather than "den"? I just completed several questions where objective form was "den". I am missing the pattern.