"Ankor äter fisk."

Translation:Ducks eat fish.

November 22, 2014



Can I ask for clarification, when an - en word ends in a vowel does it always get -or in the plural?

January 9, 2016


As in this case, if a noun ends in a, the plural will end in or: anka - ankor.

October 5, 2018


I need to know this too!?

March 31, 2016


Fish is the plural of fish in America too. "Fishes," is only a line in a movie.

November 1, 2015


"Fishes" is the correct way to refer to multiple species of fish, though many English speakers aren't aware of that.

So, if you have two guppies, you have fish. But if you have a guppy and a betta, you have fishes. :)

May 5, 2017


It's "fish" when they're all the same type of fish, but "fishes" is when there is multiple.

April 20, 2017

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    If I wanna say "The ducks eat fish" How would be?

    February 11, 2017


    Ankorna äter fisk, I think

    April 20, 2017

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      May 1, 2017


      I just wanted to be super clear on this one, as americans refer to multiples of fish as "fishes", whereas Australians/English refer to pleural fish as "fish". Would ankor äter fisk and ankor äter fiskar both be correct?

      November 22, 2014

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      Actually, it's the same in Swedish. "Ankor äter fisk" would mean several fishes (since there is no article). "Ankor äter en fisk" would mean "ducks eat one fish" (Strange sentence, I know)

      In this case you should definitely stick to "fisk" since the sentence implies that we are talking about ducks' source of nutrition in general. If the sentence had been "Ankorna äter fiskar" we would rather be talking about certain ducks and what they are doing right now. In this case "fiskar" works fine.

      The sentence "Ankor äter fiskar" is not incorrect, but it sounds a little weird to me. "Ankor äter fisk" is a lot better.

      November 23, 2014



      November 24, 2014


      It's "fish" when they're all the same type of fish, but "fishes" is when there is multiple types.

      Eg: 8 goldfish would be "8 fish", where 4 goldfish and 4 trout would be "8 fishes."

      April 20, 2017


      I think it's more complicated than that in American English. The plural of "fish" is usually just "fish", except when you are talking about multiple species. Biologists talk about fishes, for instance, but in the ordinary case, you would just say fish. "I caught three fish" you might say - but not "I caught three fishes." I have nothing to add about the Swedish, however!

      December 15, 2014


      I really appreciate the discussion streams! I was coming to essentially post this question—but was having trouble phrasing it. Then I arrived, to find you'd already asked it, and there were answers:-)

      November 25, 2014


      I second that!

      November 22, 2014


      How do you know whether the plural ends in -ar -en of -or. E.g. Katter, Hundar, Ankor?

      June 8, 2016


      Read the tips and tricks section. All the info you're looking for can be found there :)

      June 30, 2016


      How can i find this section?

      November 27, 2017


      There should be a link to the tips and notes section for a lesson when you select it in the web version.

      July 18, 2018


      The audio is bad, the word "äter" has wrong accent

      August 6, 2017


      Is Anka specific to dabbling ducks, such as mallard, wigeon, teal etc, genus Anas? If so then they don't eat fish. That would be diving ducks.

      March 8, 2019


      You are correct. An anka is a domesticated mallard and doesn't eat fish.

      March 8, 2019
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