So if the subject is an en word it's min, and if it's an ett word it's mitt? Would you go based off of "glas" or "juice"?
There's no distiction for 3rd person possesive pronouns (his, hers or its). They don't change for gender. (Hans is always hans, or hennes is always hennes)
Every other pronoun gets conjugated for the gender of the following word. (min/mitt, din/ditt etc.)
Hope it helps!
It can, but this is the case of two nouns being combined to a compound word, which is extremely common.
Because "juice" is "juice" in Swedish too. "Saft" is another type of beverage. This is saft: http://halalindex.yasminshamsudin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/saft-antocyaner.png
I am so glad to finally read that because calling saft "juice" in duolingo has bothered me. "Yus" is juice and Saft" is a flavored concentrated sweet syrup you mix with water. The two are very different beverages!
so do you use "saft" for the "fake" juices too? (like the very cheap ones that have like 5% juice in them)
It's illegal to sell them as 'juice'. There's another word nektar but it still requires 25-50% juice (depending on what it's made of). They'd most likely be called some variation of dryck, e.g. fruktdryck 'fruit drink'.
well I know that they are called that officially, but IRL no one says that, people just call them "juice" (just like "margarin" – everyone calls that "butter")
Sure, that works in Swedish too informally. (And then we'd probably call them juice if that's what they look like.)
I thought "om" "med" and "i" mean "of". When is "of" used and when is it skipped?
What are the meanings of mina and sina? What is the difference between min and sin? Similarly, what is the difference between mitt and sitt?
min, mitt and mina all mean "my", but min is used with words that need en, mitt with words that use ett and mina is used with all words that are plural.
sin, sitt and sina all mean either "his own, her own, its own, or their own" sin is used with words that use en, sitt is used with words that use ett and sina is used with all plural words. Scroll down at this page to see the tips and notes: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/sv/Possessives
How do I know what is an en and what is an ett word, or how do i differentiate which is which?
I was wondering the same thing. Does one have to learn the gender of every word or is there some sort of rule regarding classes or types of things?
Where does the preposition OF come from? This looks like my glass juice. Not my glass OF juice. Is the preposition part of mitt?
Just idiomatic differences, really. Swedish uses it a lot for e.g. food items - ett glas juice, en skål flingor, etc.