Lilla is the definite form of liten, so you say: ”ett litet barn” (a small child) but ”det lilla barnet” (the small child).
No, de små barnen. For this adjective, the definite form singular and the plural form are different.
Thanks :) I really need to focus on this language I thought it will be easy because it's similar to English, now I know that it's not :-)
Why did you put det infront of lilla barnet? Would it still be the small child without the det?
We need to show it in three places when using an adjective with a noun. With a separate word den/det/de, and by changing the adjective and the noun into their definite forms.
- Ett litet barn → Det lilla barnet
Is there a difference between "små" and "liten"? Could you also say "Ett små barn"?
As you may know, adjectives conjugate according to the gender and number of the noun. Små and liten both mean small or little, but are used slightly differently. You use liten for singular en nouns (like en liten hund), but små is ALWAYS used for plural (Flera små hundar). Here is a link to a useful website explaining this.