"The man loves his dog."

Translation:Mannen älskar sin hund.

November 30, 2014



I don't get the difference between sin and sitt.

February 4, 2015


Sin if the thing you're referring to is an en-word, sitt if it's an ett-word:

  • Mannen älskar sin hund. (Because it's en hund)
  • Mannen älskar sitt hus. (Because it's ett hus)
February 4, 2015


Thanks, that was super helpful!

February 18, 2015


Do we have to memorise en-word and ett-word just like de-word and het-word in Dutch? Or do they have a fixed pattern?

May 24, 2016


Still dont get it

December 10, 2017


I keep mistaken äter for älskar...terrible mistake for this sentence

December 13, 2016


how to know if it's sin or hans ?

November 30, 2014


Context. "sin" if it's his own dog, "hans" if it's some other male person's dog. In this case, translating a single sentence where the English language is ambiguous, either translation should be fine. But some native Swedes would mess it up too, even if they knew whose dog it was! :)

November 30, 2014



March 30, 2018


The reflexive possessive pronoun "sin" is used if "He loves his (own) dog" vs the possessive pronoun "hans" which would mean "He loves his (another guy's) dog".

November 30, 2014


What is the difference between sin and sina?

February 4, 2016


Sin -> his dog (he has only one dog) Sina -> his dogs (he has several dogs)

February 7, 2016


I would appreciate a clarification on "ett" words and "en" words.

October 10, 2017


Ett and En are both used for singular forms. But it is just like A or An.

But there is not really a difference, you learn as you use them more. But to make it easier, think of how it sounds.

Ett katt, sounds wrong right? Because it is supposed to be En katt (A cat). If you try to memorize what sounds off and what sounds correct, you'll get the hang of it.

Examples with En: En kvinna, en man, en hund, en katt, en cykel, en pojke, en flicka, en klänning.

Examples with Ett: Ett hus, ett äpple, ett arbete, ett hem.

Try to memorize which is used for what and which sounds the best and the least odd to you. Goodluck!

March 1, 2019


How do you distinguish between when to use Hans vs Sin/Sitt. I know that Sitt and Sin are used based on what words come after and Sina is for plural. But when should i use Hans? Was is correct to use Hans for this sentence?

April 25, 2019


In this sentence how will I know if it is plural or singular

January 9, 2017


Someone please explain the difference between sitt, sin, and sina i always get them wrong and i cant ever differentiate them :(

October 1, 2017
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