It has the same sound of the "ö" in German or "eu" in French. Pronounce "e" as in the word EIGHT without i-sound, with the lips rounded. This vowel is classified like front rounded vowel.
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I really think that the genders of nouns should be showed like in German when you hover over nouns.
How can I determine when it is- "The man IS EATING bread" and when it would just be "The man EATS bread"? The times confuse me.
Because "man äter bröd" would translate to "man eats bread" which is grammatically incorrect. A determiner (article in this case) is needed there.
- "Mannen äter bröd" - "The man eats bread"
- "En man äter bröd" - "A man eats bread"
The definite article is added to the noun as a suffix but it depends if it's singular or plural. It also depends on other determiners/modifiers.
- Stol — Chair
- En stol — A chair
- Stolen — The chair
- Den nya stolen — The new chair (literally the new the chair)
- Stolarna — The chairs
- Bord — Table
- Ett bord — A table
- Bordet — The table
- Det nya bordet — The new table (literally the new the table)
- Borden — The tables
is stolarna is irregular? why the chairS is stolARNA and the tables is just bordEN? and about the new chair, why not EN but D+en??
Stol is an en-word and bord is an ett-word so their plurals and articles are different.
Also, stol is a noun of the second declension, so its becomes plural by adding the -ar suffix.
- Stolar - chairs
The -na suffix is added to the plural so it becomes definite. It's the same as the -en suffix if it were singular.
- Stolarna - the chairs
On the other hand, bord is a noun of the fifth declension, which means that it's an ett-word that ends in a consonant. It doesn't change to become plural, but gets the -en suffix to become definite plural.
- Bord - table/tables
- Borden - the tables
About den, det, de they are what is called freestanding definite articles. They could be seen as direct equivalents to the English "the" or German der, die, das, (den). They are used whenever there is something modifying the definite noun. As you are probably thinking already, they depend on the "gender" or article of the noun.
- En nya stol - a new chair
- Den nya stolen - the new chair
- Ett nya bord - a new table
- Det nya bordet - the new table
so are verbs such as Äter and dricker present tense by themselves? and what would happen in a sentence to change them to past and future? also do these conjugate to different nouns such as what happens to verbs in german?
Wow, if you say 'Mannen ater brod' again and again, it sounds like what it is trans. to: 'The man eats the bread'. Well, kind of. My question is, do some words sound like English because, Sweden and Germany were close at one time, and English gets part of German words? Or is there another reason?
Whenever it translates to "(ele/ela/isso) come" you have to use "eats". It's the 3rd person singular form of the simple present.
For all the other pronouns, the conjugation is the same: "eat"
Duolingo isn't supposed to care about capitalisation or punctuation, but occasionally the system screws up and still does. Nobody know why, I'm afraid. :(