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"Jag äter en apelsin."

Translation:I eat an orange.

November 28, 2014

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seamf

Are you supposed to pronounce the g in jag?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franklin13David

we use ett for 'an' and en for 'a' but here we used 'en' instead of 'ett'' why???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

”En” and ”ett” are not related to ”a/an”. In English it’s simply that ”an” is used before a vowel, but in Swedish they are used depending on the gender of the word and ”apelsin” happens to be an ”en-word”.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franklin13David

so for the word 'a newspaper' we use en tidning??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Yes. You just have to learn the gender as you learn the word, just as in German, Spanish, French, Italian or many other languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franklin13David

well it's gonna take some time but thanx for the help :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Make sure to look up what the definite form and the plural form are when you learn a new word and later your brain will pick up on the patterns.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/revengemcr

In German and English, Apfel and Apple are the same, so you'd think Apelsin, which sounds similar, would be the same fruit! Messes me up a lot haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Plantersnigel

Apple is Äpple so try to remember that those are almost identical and Apelsin is like a jumbled version of apple with different letters so it must be another fruit=orange. Apelsin means apple from China.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fastfowler

German has 2 words for the fruit orange. Orange (obviosuly) and Apfelsine.

"The Low German word is Appelsin (from where it spread to Danish and Norwegian). It is therefore clear why a Northern German would regard Apfelsine as popular and Orange as posh. I suspect the origin is Dutch where appelsien is a variant of sinaasappel (Chiana apple)." - https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/apfelsine-vs-orange.1329938/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorySchoss

"I eat an orange" incorrect. Correct answer "I eat an orange." facepalm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fred-3-CMY

Weird "i" sound, often heard by females! Is that the "Viby or Lidingö i"? Not all Swedish speakers use it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Allan535166

The app determined 'I am eating an orange' as incorrect, why..?

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