"They drink water."
Translation:De dricker vatten.
is "De" pronounced like English "Day" or like English "Dome"? I've heard both.
hi, i asked my swedish friend and she said that everyone writes 'dom' and that De is old, is that correct?
No! The correct way of writing is "de", even though many people often only write "dom" in less formal texts such as blogs, SMS, e-mails and so on. You should try to learn the difference between "de" and "dem" and use them when writing.
If you are not sure, then "dom" could work, but it does not look as good.
Personally, I would never write "dom", not even in a SMS, but that's probably because I like to write properly. I also dislike "mej", "dej" and "sej" for "mig", "dig" and "sig" even though these spellings are accepted in general.
oh okay, thank you alot, I guess it wouldn't look bad since i'm a teenager and 'dom' seems to be 'cool' according to swedes :P
Not really, de/dem really is the norm even among young people in my experience. No one will look funny at you for writing dom though.
No, dricker means drinks or is drinking.
Han dricker - He drinks / he is drinking.
Att dricka - To drink / to be drinking.
dricka is the infinitive, can be used in expressions like jag vill dricka 'I want to drink'. In the present, it's always dricker.
What do you mean, not real? dricka means 'drink' as in 'to drink'.
dricker is the present tense.
Han dricker = 'He drinks'
Hon tycker om att dricka = 'She likes to drink'
drinken is the definite form of the noun en drink, which is a(n alcoholic) drink. dricka is the verb to drink.
I’m going to have to make flash cards. To pronounce these words, is so hard. I plan on moving to Sweden to be with my girlfriend! Working really hard to study and get this all correct