"Hon dricker vitt vin."

Translation:She is drinking white wine.

November 20, 2014

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Almost wrote: "Hund dricker vitt vin." Then I realized what that would have meant...


That's one classy dog.


I've seen stranger stuff coming by in Duolingo lol.


Why is this with two 't' (vitt), while vit is white?


Because ”vin” is a neuter word (ett-word) and the adjectives have to agree with the gender of the noun. This means you add a -t to the adjective if the word is ”ett”.


Probably should be explained in the lesson


It’s explained in ”Adjectives 1”.


Seven lessons later. sigh


The general design of Duolingo is to introduce grammatical concepts to you and have you learn by deduction then have them explained when you get to a skill dedicated to that topic. Most languages on here are set up this way. It's pretty difficult for them to teach all the grammar before you are introduced to it, and you are much more likely to remember a grammar rule when you've seen it in practice THEN learn the rule, because it explains something you've already noticed as peculiar or confusing. I find reading the grammar chapters after trying at least one lesson in the skill makes it so that I actually understand what I'm reading (instead of just skimming the information) and I am able to connect it with things I have already seen. This is part of why this is seen here but explained later on. In addition, anything you do not understand you can ask here (like you did) and receive explanations from the community. Asking questions and figuring concepts out is more useful than a wall of text about something.

ETA: I'm laughing at myself bc I wrote a wall of text talking about how reading a wall of text means you're less likely to learn something from it. the irony!


I agree with you katsiano, I understand the grammar rules a lot better after I've done a lesson. I typically do the lesson, review the notes, do some other lessons then head back to the old lesson. I actually just did this with colors and learned a lot from it.


adjectives must match the noun. for example:

en vit hund

ett vitt vin

flera vita kläder


ett vitt djur flera vita djur am i correct? thanks.

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Are there any notable differences in pronunciation between "vit" and "vitt"?


Yes, ”vit” has a long vowel + a short consonant, whereas ”vitt” has a short vowel + a long consonant. It’s roughly the same distinction as in English ”seat” vs ”sit”.

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Thanks for the help! That comparison makes it a lot clearer for me. :)


For example, yes.


I wrote "she drinks your wine", ignoring what the lesson was about and thinking that "vitt" should be the possessive for "vi" + "ett". :B What's the possessive for "vi"+"ett"?


vår-en vårt-ett våra-plural


ett vitt vin ☜ isn't this correct instead of 'vitt vin'? where is the article


We don't say "She's drinking a white wine." So the article isn't needed. It's just "She drinks/is drinking white wine."


wine didn't need any article as well as vatten :) thank you


when do I use vitt vin vita


I'm assuming you mean "vitt", "vit", "vita" and just misspelled.

"Vitt" is for "ett"-words, "vit" is for "en"-words and "vita" is for plural and definitives (when the adjective is in front of the noun).


Is there a compound word (e.g. "vitvin") for white wine like we have in German "Weißwein"?


Why not: she drinks white vine ?!


Yes, but not accepted

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