"Skjortan är ren."

Translation:The shirt is clean.

December 5, 2014



So does "ren" mean both "reindeer" and "clean"? How would one know if it is being used as an adjective or a noun?

December 5, 2014


There are some interesting sentences in the course about what happens when a moose takes a bath…

December 6, 2014


Thats some... Clean humor ( ••)>⌐□-□ / (⌐□□) yeah!!!

January 8, 2016



February 2, 2015


Yes it means both. Well firstly I guess you wouldn’t talk about your shirt being a reindeer. Secondly you’d need an article if it were a noun.

  • Skjortan är ren. = The shirt is clean.
  • Skjortan är en ren. = The shirt is a reindeer.
December 5, 2014


What if it had a picture of a reindeer on it? :P

December 5, 2014


Or made of reindeer hide? Then it'd be "en ren renskjorta" (a clean raindeer shirt). :p

December 6, 2014


That is terrifying and I love it.

November 18, 2015


Terrifying? Clothes were oft made of animal hides/furs for centuries; the world over. Unless you are a vegetarian, a reindeer hide shirt should come of no shock. (Unless you are thinking about a certain sleigh-towing 8 tiny reindeer being the source...)

March 26, 2017


Skjortan har en ren. :)

December 5, 2014


The shirt has a reindeer? :-D what a lovely friendship lol

February 3, 2016



August 28, 2017


why we didnt put the suffix A to the adj is that not Definite form????

February 2, 2015


No, rena is the plural adjective, but skjortan is singular.

February 13, 2015


Because the adjective comes after the verb (instead of before the noun) it is treated as indefinite. Confusing, I know but that's the best explanation I could find.

April 16, 2015


So if it was an ett word should we write rent, or is it always ren when the adjective comes after the verb?

May 2, 2015


"Rent vatten" "Det rena vattnet" "Vatten är ren" "Vattnet är rent" "Vattnen är rena" So basically if it comes after the noun it keeps it's base form UNLESS it is definite or plural. Also when it is before the noun, rena is used in the definite form. This is what it looks like to me but correct me if I am wrong.

May 2, 2015


I am slightly confused by 'Rent vatten'. You mention that it keeps its base form unless it is definite or plural - but 'vatten' is neither definite or plural and yet 'rent' isn't in its base form of 'Ren'.

Unless I've interpreted this incorrectly and the 'definite' form of 'ren' is 'rent'? If this is true, does this apply to all adjectives?

October 1, 2015


It keeps its base form ONLY if it comes after the noun. Before the noun it functions as expected.

October 1, 2015


Tack för din hjälp Jarrett, I really appreciate it my friend :) I guess it's going to take some time to memorize this

May 2, 2015


No problem!

May 2, 2015


I can't do that tongue roll with the R... It was the curse of my existence in high school when I was learning French. Now I need it for Swedish -_-

August 18, 2016


You rolled your r’s in a french class? You didn’t use the normal French r (pretty much gargling in the back of the mouth)?

February 9, 2018


The roll in French is in your throat. The roll in Swedish is in the front of your mouth. The roll in your kitchen is in my belly.

February 12, 2018


Hej, I have a question. So, I learned recently that the sound ''I'' is represented by ''I'', ''G'' or ''J''. If, for example, someone tells me to write the word ''Varg''(which means wolf), but it's the first time I hear that word, how I am supposed to know if should use ''i'', ''g'' or ''j''. Why ''varg with g and and not j or i, if it's the same sound. Is there like a rule to determine what letter from the three represents the sound ''i''?

January 14, 2017


I couldn't resist typing The shirt is reindeer...

January 28, 2018
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