There's a difference between en öl and ett öl. En öl is a glass (ett glas), a stein (en sejdel) or some other unit of beer intended for consumption. The kind of thing you mean when you ask for "a beer" in the bar. Ett öl is a kind of beer, like in "this is a good beer" or, [insert your favorite brand here] is a good beer.
If you're speaking about a glass of beer, you say en öl. If you're speaking of a type of beer, it's ett öl.
Could you make a sentence where you use en öl and ett öl? Tack så mycket :)
So if your trying to order a specific brand of beer you have to say Ett öl (insert brand), tack ????
You don't really order a specific brand of beer, you'd always order a glass (or similar) of a specific brand of beer.
As I understand it: "give me a beer" = "give me (en öl)" whereas "choose a beer" = "choose (ett öl)".
And thanks for correction of vill, with one L comes to my mind from norwegian :-) Tack så mycket!
But as I understood Arnauti if we talk about type of beer it would be ett öl, wouldn't it?
Yes, but the way your sentence goes, nobody would think you didn't mean the one beer you asked for. :)
A-ha, make sense!And for example If I say "Spendrups is the first beer I drank" It would be "Spendrups är den första ölen jag drack" or "Spendrups är det första ölet jag drack"?
Either is fine there, really. I'm not even entirely sure what I'd prefer myself. The only thing I'd change is är to var.
I know...but the way he said it makes it seem like he's saying that "en öl" and "ett glas" mean the same thing.
I said glass (ett glas), a stein (en sejdel) or some other unit of beer but I guess the phrase got a bit too long :)
I remember en öl because it is almost identical to the Danish equivalent: en øl.
Icelandic/Swedish öl, Danish/Norwegian øl, Dutch aal (as in beer) and English "ale" all come from the same word, Proto-Germanic *alu (beer). That makes it easy to remember, although German Öl comes from a different word altogether. [2019/05/06]
Whoa, "ol" means "die" in Turkish and it has two dots on "o", as well (Turkish keyboard not working, sorry) I feel like I get death threats whenever it says "ol" :D
Yes! Norrlands guld is the only one that comes in my mind straight away, but there must be others. And we call them by name like "Carlsbergs", "Heineken" and others. You can also order "En stor stark" it means a big glas with strong beer, kind of, but it's probably about the % in the beer anyway you will get what the bar has in there tap at the moment.
If you order an ale (=En ale) in sin instead of a beer (=En öl), you will get an ale, which is a type of beer. Same in English. You can google the difference.
It’s sort of like ”e” but with a rounded mouth. Similar to the ”u” vowel in British English ”fur”.
Do you really say a beer? Wouldn't a stein of beer or some beer make more sense???
I know in English people often say "I'd like a beer" or "Want to go have a beer?"
This might differ depending on the type of English you speak. In American English, "a beer" sounds totally normal, and the phrase,"Would you like me to grab you a beer?" is said several times a week in my household. ;) Conversely, most English speakers outside of America seem to say "an ice cream," whereas that sounds odd to Americans (we don't consider it countable).
To have a beer or even a few beers is totally normal in British English (and in Britain ;-)) as well.
I say an ice cream all the time. it's not odd to me. like at Cold Stone, I'll ask my mom if I can get ice cream or an ice cream
"An ice cream" is totally normal in American English. It's how you refer to purchasing a single serving of ice cream. However it doesn't seem to work for a single serving at home for some reason.
Though I agree if one were talking about the liquid it wouldn't be the most correct English, they're probably implying that it's some kind of container that holds beer, such as a stein or a can.
I thought that "en ol" was the Swedish translation of "a oil" (I know that isn't really said in English). Since I've read all the other posts I know this isn't true, so what is "oil" in Swedish?
Quick question: when, in Swedish, do you use é? I've looked for it, but every resource doesn't include it from the alphabet, except here.
We use it to get a long vowel sound on French borrowed words, and to move the stress to that syllable.
If the plural forms of ett öl is flera öl and 'the beers' is 'ölen', what are the plural forms of 'en öl' ?
Depending on whether you're taking about 1. a serving of beer or 2. a type of beer: A beer"= 1. "en öl" / 2. "ett öl". "The beer" = 1. "ölen", 2. = "ölet". In definite form you don't have to distinguish; both work for both: "Many beers" = "flera öl"/"flera ölar". "The beers" = "ölen"/"ölarna". ("ölen" used the same as "träden"="the trees" in this example)
Haha, nice. What's happened is that Duo will allow one typo per word, as long as that doesn't turn the word into another actual word. So the lack of space counts as a typo towards en, and the extra e counts as a typo towards öl, and it thinks ö and o are close enough to not count as typos. :)