Any tips for how "Det äter pasta" would sound different?
”De” is actually pronounced ”dom” [dɔm], it is the audio that is incorrect, making it very different from ”det” which is pronounced ”de” [deː].
They fixed that. And here I was thinking that /dom/ must be a mistake!
Yes, The pronunciation for "De" in the audio is incorrect! It should be [dɔm]
Hum...it is very confusing! So "de" is pronounced [dɔm] and "dem" is also pronounced [dɔm], therefore in "They love them" I would say [dɔm] älskar [dɔm]?
Also if ”det” is pronounced ”de” [deː], how do I distinguish from "de" (They) which is also pronounced [deː]?
This false trail of "dom" or "don" from the robot voice is.... bad.
Isn't there any "you" in swedish...i only encounter "i" "they" and "we" in the lessons...
For plural "you", it's "ni". For singular "you", it's du. :)
It definitely speaks 'dom', no doubt about it. But it wants me to type 'de'.
First I wrote "they eat pasta" - it was wrong, it should be "they have pasta". By the second time I wrote so and it is still wrong! Now it shows "they EAT pasta"!!
Hopefully a temporary glitch. Both ways are accepted answers, but as you can see on top of this page, the main answer is They eat pasta.
How to know when "äter" means (eat) or (are eating)?
Samething for other verbs...?
Swedish doesn't make a difference between them, so the same thing corresponds to both. All verbs work like this.
You should make a exercise so they know what each word means!!
Ohh, that's an easy one :D
why not "en pasta"?
"a pasta" doesn't really make sense in Swedish - we don't use the word to mean a dish. It would be like saying "a spaghetti".
Funny fact, when you press record and then press the boice button it dosen't regonice it as correct.
Unfortunately, the only advice I can offer is to post in the troubleshooting forums (https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/647), since course contributors can do absolutely nothing about it.
It sounds like it is saying down instead of de
The word is pronounced dom.
Thanks so much
I typed 'du' and it was accepted as a good answer. It's supposed to be 'de'? If I'm right
It's definitely supposed to be de. Unfortunately, the typo system is malfunctioning for "type what you hear" exercises at the moment.