The "r" in "ren" sounds like the English "r" but everywhere else it sounds like a trilled R?
The Swedish /r/ varies a lot depending in dialect and speaker so you can’t say there’s one way to pronounce it but typically it’s a tap as in Scottish English or American English ”butter”.
Mind you, I just kept hitting replay to listen - such a melodic phrase! And I guess it has something to do with the 'apple' in the sentence... Maybe I was "en Svenska ren" in a past life (hoping I got that right)...
Ok problem guys:In google translate REN= CLEAN while here ren = reindeer ???!!
It pays to use a dictionary to look up individual words rather than google translate.
Okay I'm kinda confused why all these sentences are obsessed with elk/moose/reindeer... Are reindeer native to Sweden? I guess this has nothing to do with the language but it's related to Sweden! :D
We have quite a few reindeer and moose in Sweden.
I have personally crashed with two moose and one deer, but no reindeer so far... So watch out if you're driving in Sweden! (Edit: I was never the one driving, so not really personally, but I was still in the cars)
Found out reindeer does not equal caribou. Is there a difference between the two in Swedish?
They live on different continents. I think the American caribou is a bit bigger. I suppose, if we want to speak of a caribou we would use the English word to state that it is not the Scandinavian reindeers we are talking about.
No, the article does not change for case. All words are either en or ett words, but the indefinite article stays the same. It's just that ren is an en word and äpple is an ett word.
Hello. What would be the difference between deer and reindeer? I believe it took deer as an incorrect answer.
"reindeer" is a hyponym of "deer" and "deer" is a hypernym of "reindeer". That's the difference. In layman's term, reindeer is a species of deer. It would be incorrect for Duo to take "deer" as a correct answer.
Sorry I meant 'a reindeer eats an apple'. I thought it was not allowing 'eats' rather than 'is eating', however now that I see I wrote 'the' instead of 'a' here I can't be sure that wasn't the cause.