Why is it not "den" instead of "det" given hund is an en word? Thanks!
Det does not refer to the dog here, it’s just a generic subject because the sentence needs a subject. It’s a dummy pronoun much like ”it” in ”it is raining” which does not refer to the actual ”rain”.
This is still a bit confusing for me. If the question was "Who's dog is this?" then wouldn't 'this' refer to the dog?
He means that it doesn't refer to the dog grammatically, but obviously it is understood by the speakers that the dog is the topic of the sentence. :)
What is the difference between vems and vars? It says that both meen whose
I keep hearing a ''m'' sound between ''hund'' and ''är det'', is it supposed to be that way? If so, then why?
I'm having a bit of a hard time to pick out if it's in there, as the speakers at work are really bad, but it shouldn't be there.
If I may ask. Why is "vems hund" a wrong answer?
I'm three years late here but vems hund är det? is the default answer.
wilken är hund? - Why is not?
vilken means 'which' so it's the wrong word. That would be like saying 'Which is dog?' in English.
What about "vilkens" than, shouldn't that be accepted?
No, that's very rarely used in Swedish at all, and never in this construction.
is it ever vem instead of vems? did I just make that up?
vem = who
vems = whose
Is it ok if someone explains why sometimes it's "det är? ", and then other times "är det?"
I believe it's "det är" for a statement ("It is"), but "är det" for a question ("Is it?").
Could one say "Vems är hunden?"