Because their parents are ugly
haha i got that one too
Could this also mean: "Why are the children sorry?"?
Yes, but sorry as in feeling sad and not sorry as in being regretful and apologising.
Aaah, okay, so it sticks to the meaning 'sad'. How does one say the other meaning, or is that not possible?
The "är ledsen" construction can be used in that sense, but in that case there should be something to point to to feel sorry for.
I see. So you need a context? Okay, thanks for making that clear! :)
Ah, yes. Example:
Barnen är ledsna att de hade sönder ditt hus = the children are sorry that they broke your house
"Ledsna" is a new word for me. Doesn't look like anyone has asked this yet, but what are the correct forms for .... He is sad .... She is sad .....
Is the d typically silent in ledsna, (and a few other words too)?
Varför är "barnen" oregelbunden? I know... it's a rhetorical question.
It’s not irregular, that’s now normal ett-words are declined.
Wait a sec. Wiktionary shows the singular and plural are the same, isn't that irregular? Nominativ: barn barnet barn barnen. Oh, okay, I looked up glas and djur. What was I thinking?
I'd delete the original comment but then there would be a place marker saying "comment deleted," which might make it look worse than it was. :)
Good! It's a perfectly good question because it's the kind of thing a lot of learners ask themselves, so it's useful to have it here.
Why arent all the feelings taught together? It would be easier to remember and organized on my notes.
Why barnen? Isnt the plural of barn, barn?
Singular indefinite: ett barn; Singular definite: barnet; Plural indefinite: flera barn; Plural definite: barnen
I think because is the children and not only children, of course I am not very sure but if someone can explain us better....
Because they just found out that their parents aren't their real parents. Thanks, Duo.
So, the "d" in the word "ledsna" isn't pronounced ???
How do I knoe there's a "the" here?
Kagabati, above, got it:
"Singular indefinite: ett barn; Singular definite: barnet; Plural indefinite: flera barn; Plural definite: barnen"
What is the singular version of 'sad'? He is sad ..... she is sad .......