Why do we say "det är en flicka" instead of "den är en flicka" since flicka is an en word?
I would like to know this as well. I thought den was for making reference to a common noun, which flicka is.
det does not refer to the girl in this sentence. It is a placeholder pronoun used to introduce a new concept. Much longer post about this here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/9708920
Thanks. I think I understand. I hope there is a lesson dedicated to this in the future. :)
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I wonder is there phoneticaly any difference between : det är en flicka ..... and : de är en flicka .... ?
"De" is pronounced "dom".
Is det supposed to sound like day?
Not really. It's supposed to be more like "Deh" or "Dee". The "T" is usually silent.
Oh. Tack så mycket!
Surely it should be "Den är en flicka" as den agrees with en flicka, det goes with ett words!
"Det är" is used regardless of the gender of the noun in sentences like this. Since it's used to answer the question: "Vad är det?" - "Det är... "
Yes I think It' the same in english...IT stands for everything but human..
I'm not sure that in english it is correct to say "IT is a girl"
As "it " stands for everything but human...the correct might be " she is a girl"" .
Thank u. Kiss u.lol
Ok so for example It is a girl 's room ...
Surely as flicka is an en word, this should be "Den är en flicka"