"Pojkens smörgås"

Translation:The boy's sandwich

January 5, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosVictorA7

Can I use the "s" in any name form? For example: pojkes, pojkens, pojkars and pojkarnas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

Generally, yes, as long as the word doesn't already end in an s. :)


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    Does "a boy's sandwich" translate as "en pojkes smörgås"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eirened

    So the -s- ending can be used in every word to show the possession? for example: "Kattens apelsin", "Hundens ost" and "Kvinnas barn", "Mans jordgubbe"? What about the words that end in -s?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

    Yes, with only a few mostly archaic exceptions. If it already ends in an s, you don't need to do anything. If it ends in an s and it's really, really ambiguous, you can write s' instead - but it's strongly recommended that you rewrite the sentence to make it less ambiguous rather than that.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jb11131999

    So what is "the boys' "?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abdi199323

    the boys sandwich wha is tthe problem


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

    There's a difference between boys, boy's, and boys'.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaomiPiisces

    "Pojkens smörgås" means the boy's sandwich. But what if I want to say "the boy's sandwiches". Does it become "Pojkens smörgåsar" or do I have to change "pojkens" aswell? Does "pojkens" change if I'm talking about "the boy's sandwich" or "the boy's sandwiches"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

    Correct, that's pojkens smörgåsar - the boy doesn't change. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pEwCV5dc

    Correct answer


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/April702895

    In my last lesson, using the computer, when i press the button to repeat the words It automatically says correct and I haven't even begin to speak . It is something with the program or my computer?

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