"Barnen älskar er."

Translation:The children love you.

January 7, 2015

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So to sum it up

Du- you singular subjective pronoun Eg- Du älskar mij

Ni- you plural subjective pronoun Eg- Ni älskar oss

Dig- you singular objective pronoun Eg- Jag älskar dig

Er- you plural objective pronoun Eg- Vi älskar er

Did i get that right?


This has been the most helpful and easy to follow summation of rules I have ever seen on this site.


is there a formal you in swedish as there is in many similar languages too?


"Ni" is both informal plural you and formal singular / plural. In Swedish, the formal polite form (like German "Sie" or French "Vous") has only become rare, but I still use it (I live in Finland and speak finlandssvenska).


I feel like I have to study English grammar all over again just to remember pronouns, verbs, subjective, objective, etc means in the first place


what is the different between "er" and "dig" , cuse we saied "jag alskar dig" and here "barnen alsar er"


Well it's a little late now but I think dig is singular and er is plural. So you would say er to a group but dig to just one person


So is it Du - Dig Ni - Er?


"Barnet" = the child "Barnen" = the children

This is getting interesting


So "er" is "you" and "your"?


Yes. Recycling :)


What is the difference between 'children' and 'the children'?


Ett barn= a child Barnet= the child Barn =children Barnen=The children Notice that barn is an ett word If barn came alone without the ett its assumed as children


I would also like to know.

Applen = apples Applena = the apples

But barnen does not mean 'children', it means 'the children'? Could someone help?


With ett-words the declination depends on whether the word ends with a consonant or a vowel. If the last letter is a consonant, then the declination is: ett barn - barnet - barn - barnen. If the last letter is a vowel, the declination is as follows: ett äpple - äpplet - äpplen - äpplena (an apple - the apple - apples - the apples).

This can be confusing, as the ending -(e)n can be either definitive singular (en-words: pojken = the boy), or indefinitive plural (äpplen = apples), or definitive plural (barnen = the children).


Yes beacuse ett barn-child, barn-children ,barnet-the child,barnen-the children


why not 'the child loves you' how to tell barn is single or plural


Barn is an ett word, so the forms are as follows: ett barn = a child, barnet = the child, barn = children, barnen = the children.

You'll get the hang of en and ett words after a while! :)


In a few langauges the formal form is the same as the plural form (sie and Sie in german). Is Er also a formal form, for example a way to talk to a teacher?


Very smart comparison! Yes, it (ni, or er as the object) actually used to be, but the formal form was abolished around the 1950s/60s. So now everyone is referred to as "du," which can feel jarring coming from a German context where formality is so important in the language.


What is the diffrent: er,du,ni


Er - plural form of "you" when "you" is not the subject
Du - "you", subject
Ni - "you" (plural), subject


Why is this "Barnen" and not "Barnet"? I'm 90% sure when "the child" came up in the past it was "Barnet" not "Barnen".


barn is an ett word so it is ett barn, barnet and plural barn, barnen.
So you're totally right that "the child" means barnet.


How do you tell the difference between child and children? They're both "barn".


"The child" is "barnet", "the children" is "barnen"


I get that with the "the". But what, when it is just child without a or the? How can you then see the difference between child and children?


The only way to tell the difference between barn and barn is context. Barn means 'child' and 'children.'

The 'the' forms give additional information, however. 'The child' is barnet, where 'the children' is barnen. This is a very common 'conjugation' in Swedish. CF 'brev'. Letter and letters are both brev. However, the letter and the letters are brevet and breven.


So how many words in swedish means "you?" There's Dig, er, du, ni and if there's more. I know "du" and "ni" are for singular and plural respectively but what about dig and er?


Dig and er are the object forms of the pronouns you listed. Du/dig is the singular second person pronoun (you singular) and ni/er is the second person plural (you plural). For example, "Jag älskar er" means "I love you (plural)" and "Jag älskar dig" means "I love you (singular)."


Little confused regarding use of 'er;' I thought it might be associated with 'en' nouns, but barn is an '-et.' Noun: am I just confused?


“er” is the object form of “ni,” second person plural (“you” plural). It doesn’t have anything to do with en/ett words but rather whether it is the subject or object of a sentence. It’s like the usage of he vs. him. Examples: Ni är så roliga! - You (plural) are so funny! Jag älskar att hänga med er. - I love hanging out with you (plural).


Thank you, ckeith2! I just couldn't wrap my head around that the other day. Your clarifying explanation is perfect :)!


Aww, I’m happy it was helpful!


Tack så mycket. I needed to understand this and your explanations are very clear.


Aw, that makes me very happy! Tack själv!


At normal apeed it sounds like it says Jag not er


I wrote "Barnen älskar ir" and it seems to be correct... But "you" should be "er"... IR=ER ?


Duolingo may accept minor spelling errors. Only "er" is correct. "Ir" is not Swedish.


Why is the er split up as e r?


Er is written er, and it is not split up as e r. Have you seen somewhere the word written as split up? Even in Duolingo I have only seen the pronoun written "er".

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