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"Det är en björn."

Translation:It is a bear.

November 20, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JagHeterKatie

Is it correct to say, "That is a bear,"? I found it a bit odd to say "It is a bear," but I was marked wrong when saying "That is a bear." Also, I typed "That's a bear," so it could be the contraction that causes it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmrzlina

For most cases, "it" is a better translation than "that". To say "that's a bear" a more proper translation would be to use demonstrative pronoun "det där" to say "det där är en björn".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoongType

Thanks for explaining, "that" makes sense now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmrzlina

Np. Hopefully you'll get the hang of it as you progress further.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slug-lord

What is the pronunciation on 'Det' here? Is it sort of a "Deh' sound?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zmrzlina

Yes, the T in "det" is silent (even when emphasized).

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