"Knowledge is important."
Translation:Kunskap är viktigt.
Indefinite nouns with a general, abstract or collective meaning take the neuter form of the adjective.
Kärlek är fantastiskt = Love is amazing
Fisk är gott = Fish is (tastes) good
Svenska är inte svårt = Swedish isn't hard
Rule of thumb, if you can swap the subject for 'det' (i.e. the generic subject), then you use the neuter form of the adjective.
Kunskap är viktigt = Det är viktigt
'knowledge (in general) is important'
Kunskapen är viktig = Den är viktig
'that knowledge is important'
This was very informative! Hope you will include it in the "general Swedish thread collection".
That rule of thumb is so useful! This has been vague for me after months of self-teaching vocab and grammar separately. Duolingo rules. The combination of gamified repetition and ongoing human input from knowledgable native speakers is so fantastic.
I agree 100% . . .I travel internationally every year with the family, and always vow to learn the language, but have so far not managed to do it for trips to Central America and Iceland. This year is Sweden (with a hike on the Kungledgen) and I discovered Duolingo (on the advice of a friend). I doubt I will be fluent, but I am having fun trying . . .so we'll see. . . .
Thank you so much! I've been wondering about this for months as well!
Duolingo's moderators and contributors are so amazingly helpful. I so agree with Takver about the incredible value of the Discussion section as it sews so much of the learning together. Thank you.