"Barnen står."

Translation:The children stand.

November 25, 2014



I've noticed that in english, especially in Britain, they speak smoothly in a way that makes them carry their words. In spanish, especially in Northern Mexico, we speak the opposite way: marking our r's and pronouncing every letter strongly. For swedish I have noticed situations where both accents are applied. My question would be which one should I be using? Would it be like the word "store" or more pointed and sharp? does it depend on the word or dialect? People here say that the r is more softly-spoken than in english but then in other words I hear it marked as strongly as I do in spanish so I am a bit confused, could anyone help me out? I have nowhere to listen to the language regularly for my level and I want to start off pronouncing it as best I can. Thanks

July 9, 2016


The short answer is that our standard R is less vigorous than a Spanish R but more clearly pronounced than a British R. There's a lot of variation both dialectal and individual, but the standard R is a 'tap' or 'flap' but not really rolled. Also, it forms retroflexes where it is followed by N, D, T, L and S.
Longer post with much more info: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5522768

September 10, 2017


I hear stöll

September 10, 2017


It sounds pretty ok to me as a native speaker, I hear it as står.

September 10, 2017


shouldn't "the kid stands" be also accepted?

November 25, 2014


No, it’s in the plural, but ”the kids stand” should be accepted.

November 25, 2014


How would you say, "The kid stands."

December 16, 2014


Barnet står

December 16, 2014


In a previous pair match, "står" was linked to "is". But we learned it as "stand" as it is used here. Can someone help me understand this? Tack!

December 20, 2016


I noticed that too - rather confusing!

May 19, 2017


We often use the position verbs stå and ligga to say where something is. E.g. Tallrikarna står på bordet 'The plates are on the table'. But here, the location isn't mentioned, so it literally means that they 'stand'.

September 10, 2017


666 Not devil

April 5, 2019


Barn means "kid" right ? Barnet means "the kid" right ? Ett barn means "a kid" right? Why is it "barnen" instead of "barnet" or something like that for the plural ? I didn't understand the plural :(.

May 1, 2015


You have "barn", " barnet", and "ett barn" correct. The online duolingo (not the mobile) has a great tips and notes in the plurals lesson. But to summarize for "barnen": because " barn" is an ett-word and ends in a consonant, it has no plural ending (i.e. ett barn = singular, barn = plural). As for the -en, from my understanding, whether an en- or ett-word, the plural form always takes the -en ending in the definitive form (i.e. barnen = the children). Someone can correct me if I'm wrong. So just remember, "barnet" is "the child", and "barnen" is "the children".

June 5, 2015


Shouldn't står be pronounced as shtår ?

September 6, 2015


only after certain consonants. I know R is one, but not N apparently.

December 2, 2015


Surely "the kids are standing up" should be correct? "Standing up" is identical to "standing" in English.

January 9, 2016


In the lesson before this it said star meant is but noe its saying star means stand?

November 22, 2018


Nevermind i read above

November 22, 2018
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