I love these weird sentences! Now I'm trying to imagine a scenario in which I might need to use this one...
This is still my favorite in the Swedish course so far.
I'm still not sure I understand the difference between Ni and Du. Can anyone elaborate?
Ni is plural ("y'all") or very polite (for one or several people), du is singular (what used to be thou in English).
Edit: So if you have to translate "you are eating", both "du äter" and "ni äter" is correct, unless there is more context.
Also "yous" or "youse" in Scottish English.
And in Philly.
Thanks - quite straight forward really :)
What is the difference between mina, min and mitt?
En hund (singular) --- Min hund
Ett barn (singular) --- Mitt barn
Hundar (plural) --- Mina hundar
Barn (plural) --- Mina barn
Tack så mycket :)
That was very helpful! Tack sä mycket
But i told you i didnt you keep bringing it up.
I saw hundarnas(not sure I spelled it right) as a possible answer an I am confused because that was the answer or another question. Is hundernas “the dogs’”? I keep looking it up but all I get are Swedish possisive pronouns.
I had the same issue...I'm still unable to come up with a straightforward answer.
First I encountered Du dricker min katts mjölk, now this? Jag älskar these sentences.
Is "min hunder" correct in any circumstance?
Mina hundar is the correct way to say it.
Mina hundar is, coincidentally, also the name of a popular Swedish rap song from 2001 by Fattaru. For the learner who's eager for a challenge, try to get all the lyrics right without googling it. ;)
Oh Emil, i got a headache just by trying to follow the lyrics while listening the song.. Thank you very much for that :))
Nope. You are eating my dogs' food would be Du / Ni äter mina hundars mat.
Where does mig fall in all this?
mig means 'me', it's the object form of jag.
Is dog's food delicious?
Is it not "ett mat"?. Therefor "mitt mat"?
Nope, mat is an en-word.
But you wouldn't usually talk about "en mat", you'd talk about en maträtt (a dish) or en portion mat (a serving of food). But you would say maten = the food.
Quite clear. Thanks..
Why not min hundens (not abstract dog, specific dog)?
You can't specify it twice, and the "min" already specifies it being your dog (or any of possibly several dogs you own).
Just like you can say the dog, a dog, or my dog in English, but not "my the dog".