"Citronen är gul."

Translation:The lemon is yellow.

January 9, 2015



I forgot, do you use gul for en-words, gult for ett words en gula for plural? En --> gul Ett --> gult Plural --> gula


March 3, 2015


yes exactly! i just checked http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gul#Swedish

March 16, 2015


I was sure somehow now that citron is an ett-word =\

March 15, 2015


The translation is The lemon is yellow. When there's the article the in front of singular words you can easily tell if its en or ett word by looking at the ending, -en or -et

October 5, 2018


I've heard the pronunciation of #gul# as /gjuːɾə/, does it be right or am I wondering?

January 9, 2015


You’ve probably misheard it. The /g/ might be a bit palatal in front of front vowels, but there’s not an inserted /j/. The vowel /ʉ̟ː/ is never [uː] either and /l/ is never [ɾ]. It’s possible that speakers add a small schwa afterwards, especially in certain areas.

January 9, 2015


So "Citronen är gul" means that "The lemon is yellow", but if you wanted to say "The yellow lemon", then we need the -a suffix for the adjective? "Den gula citronen".?

August 17, 2016


I have a problem with plural and let's call them 'the' words. I just never see the difference between them. I never know if it's plural or I just have to use 'the'.

July 15, 2015


If there is an r at the end, it's plural. If there is an n at the end, it's definite.

January 15, 2016


This is a good rule. Just remember that it doesn't always work. For example ett foto (photo) is ett foto, fotot, foton, fotona. I think it would really helpbif Duolingo showed the groupings of both verb and noun conjugations. Apart from irregular verbs ndbthe like, they are pretty standard

October 5, 2018


I keep making the same mistake. I know why I'm making it, but its frustrating. I spent so long learning German that 'en' at the end of a word just looks like its the plural. And 'är' looks and sounds like 'are' so I keep translating "the x is y" as "X's are y" and EVERY TIME I do it I facepalm at my own stupidity.

February 26, 2017


Lemons are green smh

February 9, 2018


No, limes are green. Lemons are yellow.

July 31, 2018
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