What would "the water" be?
Vattnet. Vatten is a neuter word, but the unstressed -en gets reduced to -n with -et. It happens with -er as well (väder, vädret).
Dang! I forgot it was neuter and got it wrong :( oh well...
I didn't hear the (r) sound in "elefanterna" is it sielnt ?
It isn't silent, but it melts together with the D to form a special sound that is sometimes called retroflex. This happens in Standard Swedish whenever an R appears before an N, T, D, L or S (with S it sounds a bit like a 'sh' sound).
Aha , Tack så Mycket =]
The n in elefanterna didn't sound like a retroflex n. Is it audio issue or is she saying it correctly?
why they didnt say elefanterna dricker vattnet :(
vattnet = the water
how can I differ between "... is drinking water" and "...drink water", they sometimes translate it in the continuous form and sometimes in the simple form
Elefanterna dricker vatten - It shows that the correct answer is - The elephants drink water, but can it be also "The elephants ARE DRINKING water"?