"It is the cook's knife."

Translation:Det är kockens kniv.

January 6, 2015

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It's best when they mix different variants of a same word rather than just put random words, it makes you think more when you need to differentiate kockarnas from kockens. I wish all exercices had this, we would learn so much more.


I have thought I understood the difference for a while but I have to admit that I don't understand the difference between 'kockarnas' and 'kockens.'


Kockarna = The cooks (two, or more cooks) Kocken = The cook (one single cook)

The 's' added to the words above mean that they (the cook, or the cooks) possess the object (in this example several knives):

Kockarnas knivar = The cooks' knives. (Here you talk about the knives that several cooks have, or share. In English indicated with the ' after the plural s.)

Kockens knivar = The cook's knives. (Here you talk about the knives that one cook has. This is indicated with a 's in English.)

I hope it helps you. :) If not, feel free to ask for clarification. :)


thanks that was very clear :)


You are welcome and thanks for the Lingot! :) I'm happy that it helped.


Can you also say "Den är kockens kniv" because "kniv" is an en-word?


You could if you’re pointing and say ”that one” - ”that’s the cook’s knife”. But in this sentence, the ”it” does not refer to the ”knife”. It’s just a formal pronoun because the sentence needs some sort of subject. It’s similar to English ”it is raining”. The ”it” does not really refer to anything in particular there either.


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So the K in Kniv isn't silent, right? Or did the TTS get it wrong?


You are correct! You do pronounce the k.


What is the difference between det, den, and de?

  • den is for en-words in the singular
  • det is for ett-words in the singular
  • de is for plurals


I only forgot the s


That makes a pretty large difference, though.


Why is it cockens and cockarnas? I thought bevause it has 'the' and an 's' that it has arna on the end


Oh ok cockarna is several im good now

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