"A parent is a child's mom or dad."

Translation:En förälder är ett barns mamma eller pappa.

December 14, 2014



Is "en förälder" commonly used as a singular form in Swedish (like "a parent" in English)? It obviously has the same roots as the German word "Eltern", but in German you wouldn't really use the singular form "ein Elter".

December 14, 2014


Yes, it is :)

December 14, 2014


Why is ett barnd mor eller pappa wrong here? Isnt mother mor or mamma in swedish?

September 5, 2015


It's odd to combine mor and pappa, but nevertheless, En förälder är ett barns mor eller pappa. is an accepted answer.

September 5, 2015


"Mamma eller far" doesn't seem to be...

December 4, 2015


The machine tells me that En förälder är ett barns mamma eller far. is an accepted answer, strange as it sounds. Maybe something else went wrong?

December 4, 2015

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If it's the multiple choice options I had, 'barns' was replaced with 'våra'.

February 20, 2017


It was probably asked in other threads, but why is the "rns" in "barns" pronounced as /nsh/? I know the "rs" combination is pronounced /sh/, but it seems odd that it remains there when there's an "n in between.

January 26, 2018


When do you you mamma/pappa vs. mor/far? Particularly when you're not using the word as a form of address?

October 19, 2018


Most people use one of those sets based on preference and sociolect and just stick to them. The former pair is much more common, though.

October 19, 2018


what is the difference between "en" and "ett" when each of them used

August 1, 2015


You should sort of know this when you're so far in, but "ett" comes before ett words, and "en" comes before en words. So if it's a word with "et" or maybe just a "t" you'll want to use ett as the translation of a/an.

August 2, 2015


But 'barn' is an 'ett' word which completely contradicts what you just said because it ends with an 'n'. The truth is, that the only way you can tell which is which is by experience and it's pretty easy when you're learning to make mistakes, this is the only way to get used to it.

November 9, 2015


I would like to ask if the article must really accord with the noun in genitive (barns)? I thought that it should accord with the nouns in nominative (mor eller far) and 'barns' serves as an adjective here.

February 12, 2016


No, "barns" is a noun in the genitive here and the article is needed.

February 12, 2016
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