- Swedish (adjective) = svensk. Han är svensk (He is Swedish).
- Swedish [language] (noun) = svenska. Han talar svenska (He speaks Swedish)
Note that svenska can also be a noun meaning "Swedish woman", but I don't recommend using it in that sense since it's not used much these days and it sounds a bit old-fashioned and will just make things more confusing for you.
Like Kv.... there is really no other way. You can try saying kf if that may be easier for you, it sounds similar enough.
It still means the same. The word Kvinna does not exist alone. It is always En kvinna, the En can be in other word before also.
No, that's not true. Of course the word exists by itself. That you can't use it as a complete sentence is another matter, but you're only being asked to translate the word here.
For the mobile app, with the questions where instead of typing there's a list of word options, the first word in the phrase always has two options: one with and one without the capitalized first letter. Gives away the answer, actually.
Oh. Well, I'm afraid that's something us course editors can do nothing about.
I just can't figure out whether this should be pronounced as "kvinna" with a v as in "eve" of as a w like in "wine" or something in between. Can anyone please help me out here?
The Swedish v is essentially always pronounced as the v in e.g. "eve" or "victory".
"woman" is fine - in fact, it's the default answer. But "women" is the plural form so that's not accepted.
It is not usual to capitalize common nouns in Englis unless they start a sentence. Your exercises here require capitals to be used for some reason.
They are not supposed to; it's Duolingo acting up... we'd never require that for no reason, it makes no sense to.
The pronunciation of the letter ä in Slovakia is simply "e" ("eh"), in Sweden apparently like "a" ("ah") and in German something in between
Because "girl" is "flicka" or "tjej" Flicka is mostly used for a child. Tjej is usually used for a teenager Kvinna is an adult woman.
All of them work when refering to the female sex, but if you call an adult woman "flicka" you're calling her a little girl. Maybe that's something you want to avoid :]
If u click on it it says women so i did that and it said wrong because it aperently means female
No, it says "woman". If you entered "women" you should have been marked wrong and get a notice about "woman" being correct, but Duolingo will occasionally show other correct answers instead.
I feel like I've been dropped in at the deep end here. Finna, kvinna, I have no idea what any of it means and I don't learn anything from "cheating" by revealing the word so I can type it in...
Clarity can be a problem. If you are using a smartphone, switch to a computer with better speakers. I've found that ear buds or headphones help. A good supplement to duoLingo is forvo.com - a massive database of words pronounced by native speakers. If you subscribe, you can keep a word list for reference and pronunciation practice. Repeat the duoLingo lessons until the answers are automatic and you start to see patterns. Be patient with yourself - remember that children start by knowing no words and end up learning a language by repetition and context. You are like a child with Swedish now, but it will not be that way forever.
for me, the word sound the same as "cleaner" in english, so kvinna isn't that hard for me to pronounce
If you say it with an l sound you can't be sure Swedes will understand. It's a v sound…