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"Pojken har tallrikarna."

Translation:The boy has the plates.

December 13, 2014



Why can't he just have "plates" not "THE plates?"


That would be "tallrikar", not "tallrikarna"


Do we always miss the "r" sound in a word when it's followed by "n"?


The TTS isn't great here, I agree that it does sound like the R just disappears, but that is not what should happen. I couldn't find tallrikarna on Forvo, but you can hear the same sound in pojkarna as said by a native speaker here: http://sv.forvo.com/search-sv/pojkarna/

The R melts together with the N to form a sound that is often called retroflex. The same or similar goes for T, D, L and S.

We don't have a really good post about this yet as far as I know, but there's some information here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6235538


Tack så mycket!


why it is has and not "have"


Because it's just one boy that has the plates, not several boys :)


Is there a rule for the plural of tallrik? I can't seem to find one in the tips & notes for this section. It only mentions that en-words with the stress on the last syllable usually take "er". Is it usually "ar" for those which are not covered by the rules? Or do I have to memorize the plurals for all the words which are not covered by the rules in the tips & notes?


I would like to know this too.


So "plates" would be tallrikar and "the plates" would be tallrikarna ?


Is he juggling with them?

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