How is one to distinguish in this sentence if it is child or children?
Barnets - The child's
Barnens - The children's
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Barnets hundar. = The child's dogs.
Barnens hundar. = The children's dogs.
Why barneNs? Isn't "barn" an ett-word?
Barn is indeed an ett word, and therefore 'the child' is barnet. Also, since it ends in a consonant, the plural is also barn and the plural definite is barnen.
Is it grammatically sound to say 'barns hundar' to refer to "children's dogs"?
Yes, in the indefinite.
Omg maybe it is me... But I find this chapter in the course very tough... So, many new words... New ways to say sentences... The toughest chapter yet... Any one else feels this way?
I answered "The child's dogs." and it was counted wrong. The correct answer given was "The kids' dogs."
Barnets is the child's, barnens is the children's
It's working for me, so hopefully that's just a temporary hiccup.