"Fish" is a tricky one, considering also that in proper British English, the plural of fish is still fish. Same with sheep.
We approve both versions here, both ways. The language of Duo is supposed to be American English, though there may of course be errors since a) the course is in beta, b) the people who made the course are all native Swedish speakers. We sometimes tend to mix American and British usage. If there's any doubt though, it's the American version that should be up there.
Bravo. Thanks so much for this course! I'm having so much fun. My father spoke Swedish and I am learning it in his remembrance and honor.
Yes, and in both versions, fishes is correct if you take it to mean 'multiple species of fish', so the AE/BE distinction does not matter here, but it's useful for people to know that we're supposed to aim at American English.
well then. please tell me the complete sequence : A FISH - THE FISH - THE FISHES - FISHES - Thanks
When I first heard the story of the feeding of the 5000, Andrew told Jesus "There is a lad here who has five loaves and two small fishes". Of course that was the 1611 Bible, but it still seems like proper English to me.
On the computer it usually accepts 'Fishes' as an aswer, but on mobile it doesn't?
That must be a mobile bug, then - as you say, it's certainly correct.
- a fish = en fisk
- two fish = två fiskar
- two fishes = två fiskar
Do you mean in English? Swedish makes a difference: fisk = one fish, fiskar = more than one fish. But English generally uses "fish" for both, and "fishes" tends to mean "species of fish" rather than "a group of individual animals".