So it's literally "The dog drinks the water"? Swedish uses definite articles in these instances?
No. This literally means "the dog drink's water" or "the dog is drinking water.
"The dog drinks the water" would be "Hunden dricker vattnet".
Thanks. I'm thinking too much like Danish!
"hund" is exactly like German "Hund".
The two languages are in the same language family/group
Yeppers! The German language traces its history to southern Sweden... in Scania.