"She is a girl."

Translation:Hon är en flicka.

January 5, 2015

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How can you deterimine if a noun is masculine or feminine? I put 'en flicka' but suspected 'ett flicka' might also be correct because flicka would be feminine?


I am learning Swedish at school because I live in Finland. That's why I am doing this. :D


I don't get the relation


I'm pretty sure that Swedish is a major language in Finland and is spoken more over Finnish? Correct me if I'm wrong.


I keep confusing a and is... Any help?


Can I say Jag " er " ( är pronounced as er ? )

..like the Hon " er" (är pronounced as er here in this sentence ) ?


Yep it is hard knowing when to put ett and the en. :|


I got in a hurry and put pojke instead of flicka. When it told me I was wrong it used the word "tjej" instead... whar is that?


The machine tries to match your input to the closest accepted answer. tjej is a slightly more colloquial, but very common word meaning girl (and girlfriend). It's taught a little later in the course but since it's in the accepted answers, it can get shown here too.


Would it be right to say "Det är en flicka."? I read all the details about "det är" and it seems like it would be more appropriate for this phrase (according to what is written here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9708920). Also, why is this on the 5th lesson about food? xD


It's totally ok to say both Hon är en flicka and Det är en flicka in Swedish so in the course, we'll stick to translating 'She's a girl' into Hon är en flicka and 'It/That's a girl' into Det är en flicka. There's a bit of difference in perspective.

If you got this in the food lesson, it's probably because of a bug or possibly A/B test that's been going on for a while – sentences seem to be moving around on their own accord.


How do I type an asterisk


How can we put in accents when we are using UK English keyboard and you don't suggest changing keyboards


Google how to change the language on your keyboard for your specific computer

If you use Windows 10:

For mine, you hold down the windows key and i at the same time. Click Time & Language, then click language on the left hand side. Scroll down to "Preferred Languages and click on the default language that is there. Click options in the text box with the language and scroll down to where it says "Add a keyboard," and click on it. Scroll down to where it says Swedish and add the keyboard. Switch back and forth between the keyboards by tapping the windows and space key at the same time.


Dude är dåliga ord tillåtna?


I cant type the accent on ar, it just tried to make me put a 4


Be carefull on big letters


Hon sounds like honey so she - honey - hon

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