using "barn" how can you distinguish child and children differently (w/o mousing over the word)?
In this sentence, the possessive pronoun is "sina" which indicates "barn" is plural, otherwise it would be "sitt barn"
But the possessive pronoun is what I've been ask about in this task. (I had to choose between 'sin' and 'sina')
so if you had to choose between 'sin' and 'sina', it could only be 'sina' because 'barn' is an ett-word, meaning the pronoun has to be in ett-form = 'sitt' ('sin' is for en-words).
They only give you two forms of ths 3 forms of "Sin" both that we can use only work for "en" nouns
fff, no, but the first word sounded like "trinnan", no matter how many times I listened to it.
But if you mouse over 'barn' the options are 'children', 'kids' and 'kid'. Why is the singular 'kid' allowed but not the singular 'child'?
Like most words, there can be many definitions or equivalents in another language. I think Duolingo just limits each mouse-over to show 3 of them. That's why you might not see all the possible equivalents. That doesn't mean they're all appropriate for the sentence, because sometimes what a words means may differ when accompanying other words. In this sentence, since "barn" is following "sina" (which is plural), the meaning of "barn" must be plural. It should take both "children" and "kids", but not "child" or "kid".
HInts are shown a bit randomly (not all hints on a word are always shown) but singular kid is not an accepted answer here. Since it says sina barn, it must be plural children/kids.
When played fast, the TTS sounds like "Kvinnan älsker /sh/ina barn", but when slow, "sina" sounds like it'd be in English - more or less-. Thus, is it correct or is a TTS bug?
That's correct. Between words could happen the same pronunciation as for "rs" (which becomes 'sh' in speak) inside of single words. So, if a words end with 'r' and the next one starts with 's' you could pronounce it like 'sh' as well :)
Whats the difference between hennes and sina? Is one just more formal or is there a deeper difference
There is an important distinction. Sin/sitt/sina points back to the subject withing the same clause.
Hon älskar sina barn = She loves her [own] children
Hon älskar hennes barn = She loves her [someone else's] children.
I had this sentence in an exercise where I had to choose between "sin" and "sina". How can I know in that case whether it means plural or singular? I selected "sin" and still think this is correct as well. If not why?
Oh my god,this chapter,possessive,get trouble ,bad,very bad,not any guide for this lesson?it's app must guide for,trouble lessons.
It's not the first time I have a type-o and Duo doesn't correct me. In german, for example, if I forgot the umlaut (ü) it would mark it as correct, but inform you of your mistake. Why not here? In this case, i wrote "sinna" instead of "sina", and it just marked it as correct..