"Mannen har vita kläder."

Translation:The man has white clothes.

November 26, 2014



So vita is to describe pleurals? Is vit for both en and ett words?

November 26, 2014


It’s ”vit” for en-words, ”vitt” for ett- words and ”vita” in the plural.

  • En vit stol. (A white chair.)
  • Stolen är vit. (The chair is white.)
  • Ett vitt bord. (A white table.)
  • Bordet är vitt. (The table is white.)
  • Mina vita bord. (My white tables.)
  • Dina vita stolar. (Your white chairs.)

This is the general pattern for adjectives, compare:

  • En normal stol.
  • Ett normalt bord.
  • Mina normala stolar.
November 26, 2014


Tack så mycket

January 3, 2016


Are vit and vitt pronounced any differently?

July 6, 2015


Yes, the first one has a long vowel and a short consonant, and the second one has a short vowel and a long consonant.

July 6, 2015


Tack så mycket!

March 31, 2016


So each colour follows also that pattern?

April 19, 2016


Some are indeclinable, like rosa and lila. And svart does not get an additional -t in the neuter.

April 19, 2016


Hej! I'm a bit confused. If 'vit' is used for en-words, and 'vita' for plurals, why is Kent's (brilliant) song called 'Mannen i den vita hatten' (and not '...vit hatten')?

June 12, 2018


vita is also the definite form.

June 12, 2018


Tack så mycket :-)

June 13, 2018


mannen kommer från Ibiza

May 5, 2017


I'm so confused... What words do and don't follow the en word, ett word, and plural pattern? From what I've seen, orange, purple, and maybe even black don't.

Even then, I'm not totally sure when to use svart or svarta, and if svart is for en words, ett words, or both.

May 11, 2017


Many words are just something one has to learn, sadly.

"Svart" is for both en-words and ett-words in singular form. "En svart bil." - A black car. "Ett svart hus." - A black house.

"Svarta" is used for plurals and if you are specific about an object. "Den svarta bilen." - The black car. "Det svarta huset." - The black house. "De svarta katterna." - The black cats.

May 26, 2017


Jag älskar inte vita kläder!!! Is my sentence correct?

January 6, 2017


Yes it is. "I don't love white clothes" (If you want to say "I don't like white clothes" you can use "Jag gillar inte vita kläder" or "Jag tycker inte om vita kläder")

January 25, 2017


Tack så mycket! Här är en Lingot för dig!

January 26, 2017


Mannen har vitt klader

July 20, 2018


No, vitt is the singular indefinite ett-word form.

July 20, 2018


what is singular for kläder?

June 8, 2019


It actually doesn't have a singular form. You can use klädesplagg ("article of clothing") for the singular, or specify the item.

June 8, 2019
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