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Små eller lite?

Hej allihopa! I got a question, when do I have to use the forms of små and when those of lite? When do I know what to use? they have kinda the same meaning, I think? I don't really get their difference.... Tack för ert svar(?)!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Liten, litet and små are adjectives (little or small):
Hunden är liten.
Barnet är litet.
Hundarna/barnen är små.

Lite is an adverb (a little):
Jag är lite trött.

3 years ago

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Lundgren8
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Just to clarify what Helen said: små is the irregular plural form of liten, which may not seem obvious at first. Especially not if you draw parallels to English ’small’.

3 years ago

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Is små also the definite form of liten/litet? How about lille?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Små is the plural form:
De små husen.
Husen är små.

The definite forms of liten/litet is lilla:
Den lilla flickan.
Det lilla huset.

Lille (apart from being Danish) can be used as a definite form for males, but it is optional:
Den lille pojken.
Den lilla pojken.

3 years ago