you say many if you talk about something that you have in a big amount. like: 100 jackets. that is many. but when you talk about 3 jackets, it is several. you cannot say many because its just 3. so flera = several, not many.
no unfortunately its not. You use 'some' with non-countable nouns. nouns that are always singular. such as: i have 'some' money in my pocket, or i usually drink 'some' coffee in the morning.
That's not quite true. You can use "some" with count-nouns too, e.g. "I've bought some biscuits". But "some" doesn't put the emphasis on the plurality in the way that "several" and "flera" do (several = more than two but not very many), so that "some" is not the best translation here.
But how do I know that it is 3 jackets and not 100 when I see the Swedish word flera?
Shouldn’t “coats” be acceptable as well as “jackets”? Many of the things I see sold as “jackor” here would usually be called coats, at least in the US — jackets refers most often to formalwear, coats to outerwear.
In this course, we are trying to keep the distinction between jackor = jackets which would ideally be things like leather jackets, bomber jackets etc and rockar = coats which would ideally be like trench coats or overcoats. Image google those words to see what I mean.
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Why is plural jackOR and not jackAR or jackER? I ask because of the rule for plural for en words. One-syllable words can take either -ar or -er, usually the former. en hund → hundar en färg → färger and -a → -or en kvinna → kvinnor en gata → gator
Is it exception or i didn't understand well? Tack :)
In English, it sounds query 'you have multiple jackets', as if jacket were a condition or a state. Many is better, no matter how flera and många are correlated in Swedish
Flera = More than one. Translate it as you wish, but I don't think many is correct
Nothing bizarre about "several"! I'm quite likely to use the word several (though not many) times a day...
May I ask what dialect you speak? "I have multiple/several jackets," sounds correct in General American; however, if you I like 100 jackets I would say "I have many jackets." Although, based on your use of ', I'm going to assume it is different in the U.K.?