You think this is bad? In French Duolingo pink bear eats the green elephant on a regular basis! I think it's good because it makes us work out the words, rather than just relying on context and guessing.
i quit 9gag years ago lmao what an old site just old memes chosen by some random admins no fun
I really appreciate that duolingo covers the basics you will need in Sweden- 'I drank your cats milk', 'The crab eats the strawberry', 'Elephant does not eat meat' are exactly the kind of sentences one needs when starting off in Sweden.
I was honestly extremely confused here until I realised that it was a nonsense sentence and wasn't supposed to be serious.
So strawberries come from the beach?? Jk but for real?? I wanna know what seashell is in swedish. Would make more sense
A seashell = ett snäckskal (snäckskalet, snäckskal, snäckskalen) though mostly we say en snäcka (snäckan, snäckor, snäckorna) even if that strictly speaking is the animal from which some shells come. Shell = skal.
Why is the pronunciation of the word krabban Krabban when it is in the beginning of the sentence and why Grabban when it is alone?
When you realise that the crab can eat a strawberry :) Tack sa mycket Duolingo
I understand that swedish has only one present tense, so there is no difference between "eats" and "is eating. The english version, however, has an error. I am not talking about the probability of a crab eating a strawberry :) There should be an option for "is eating the strawbery". "A crab eats the strawberry" means that a crab has a habbit of eating this very particular strawberry on regular basis. It would have to be a really huge and never rotting strawberry.
Could you also use äter in the past tense to say "The crab ate the strawberry"?
No. The past tense form of äter is ätte, which means ate in English. You could also use the Swedish word åt instead of ätte.
Why is the translation given 'eats' and not 'is eating'? DL said i was incorrect before with a similar question when i wrote 'eats'!
Äter can mean both "eats" and "is eating," so both should be accepted here.