Is this a definite plural (i.e. the same word as "ett konto")? Because I though you would say "hur många barn har du?" (how many children do you have) rather than "hur många barnen har du?".
Thanks. I looked it up and I understand now: ett words ending in a vowel have the -n plural, and ett words ending in a consonant have no ending in the plural
Thanks for this explanation. I was breaking my head trying to understand that -n added at the end of "konto". Have a lingot.
Does 'konto' only/primarily refer to 'bank account'? I linked it to the German word, which is also Konto :)
just like in german, actually: das emailkonto, das facebook-konto, etc. it also covers budget accounts in companies, for examples (just like in german...).
That sounds archaic in English. One would always say "... do you have" unless it was required for poetry or something. Less educatedly, but commonly enough, you may also hear "... have you got."
Yes, they're related. Both ultimately come from Latin computare, which has given loads of modern words to many languages. The konto meaning is through the Italian word for counting, and kontor is from a French word for "counting desk" which turned into a meaning of "trade office".