Please explain Ditt vs. Din, mobile doesn't have the reading before lessons explaining the material
Remember how every noun is an 'en' word or an 'ett' word? Barn is an 'ett' word and thus it is 'ditt barn' ('your child'). 'En' words such as 'en dator' uses 'din' as in 'din dator' ('your computer'). Furthermore in plural it's 'dina' as in 'dina barn' ('your children') or 'dina datorer' ('your computers').
Is this pronunciation for djur correct? I'm only wondering because I know the TTS is wrong in some cases.
Damn, I wanted to test if animal is wrong and it is :D Good I learnt something from your comment :)
I mean ”Your child loves animal” is not grammatical English, you’d have to have either ”an animal” or ”animals”.
If I wanted to say "Your children loves animals", then how do I say that? Is it: "Din barn älskar djur"?
I'm a little confused now. If the subject is singular ("child"/"barn"), then you would say "Din barn" and if the subject is plural ("children"/"barn"), then you would say "Dina barn"?
Also, would these translations be correct:
Ditt äpple = Your (singular) apple
Din apelsin = Your (singular) orange
Dina äpplen = Your apples (so if "apple" is plural, the pronoun that possesses it also needs to be in plural form?)
Ni äpple = Your (plural) apple
Er apelsiner = your (plural) oranges
Ert äpplen = Your (plural) apples
I'm just confused when to actually use "dina", "er" and "ert".
"ditt barn" because it is "ett barn". "ni" means "you" not "your", so it is "ert apple", notice the 't', because it is "ett apple".
The plural you uses "era" for plural objects, so it is "era äpplen" and "era barn".
So "en", "ett" and plural for both of those create three forms of possessives for each pronoun of 1st person or 2nd person:
Singular or one person:
- I = Jag: "my " can be min, mitt, mina
- You or thou= Du: "your " or "thy " can be din, ditt, dina
Plural or more than one person:
- We = Vi: "our " can be vår, vårt. våra
- You (all) = Ni: "your " can be er. ert. era
3rd person possessives both singular and plural stay the same across those three types when not specifying one's own, thankfully.
He = Han: his = hans
She = Hon: her = hennes
It can be det or den: its = dess
They = De: their = deras, edited my error Thank you Arnauti.
The reflexive form covers all the 3rd person forms when you mean "his own, her own, its own, or their own" "sin, sitt, sina"
Your English is wrong in your question. "Your child loves animals" would be correct, or "Your children love animals" would be correct.
Well, I believe that "Your children loves animals" is still correct, especially because it makes sense if the person you're talking to has more than one child. Admittingly, it does sound strange, though.
That would be ungrammatical. The only conjugation of the verb "to love" that appears with the 's' is: third-person singular simple present indicative form. "Children" is not singular, so you only use the form "love" when they are the subject. My previous comment gave two examples of how to fix your sentence. Here is a table with all forms of the word and examples: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/love#Conjugation The only other time you use "loves" is if it is a noun. This would still require restructuring your sentence to make loves into a noun. It would be unusual, but that would appear something like: "Your children have loves, that are animals" or "Your children's loves are animals.
Yes, I do agree with you, but I do hear people say "Your children loves animals", so that was what made me think that it's acceptable. Now that I think of it, it does sound ungrammatical xD.
Barn is an 'ett' word, so you should use 'ditt'. Use din for 'en' words and 'dina' for the plural version of either.
Ok so 'din' is used for en words 'ditt' is used for ett words and 'dina' is used for all the plurals. But what is the use of 'ert'? Plz explain.
Yes, I know the words for those haha, But why are they using Djur for animals when that isnt the correct word? Am I just not getting it? :D
Child is singular. Children is plural. But barn is either singular or plural. "Ditt barn" is your child. "Dina barn" is your children.
I've had problems learning some of the lessons so far, but these on possessives have just been the most difficult. I'm ready to quit!
Whenever i get the questions where i have to say it out loud, as soon as i click the record button it flashes up that i got it wrong and moves onto the next question, normally if you get a question wrong you have to do it again at the end but you don't with these and it is really frustrating as i am not learning it properly but i don't have anyone/thing to correct me if i'm wrong, please can you sort this out or tell me how i can sort it as i am finding it really distressing that i cant do it. And by the way, it isn't only just on this question, it is on all the ones where you have to record yourself. If you can help me out it would be very much appreciated thank you very much and have a good day/evening...whatever the time of day is for you! :) Thanks again for your time i hope someone can reply asap. Goodbye, kind regards, yours truly and faithfully, best wishes, with much gratitude and sincere thanks, best, anonymous.