What is the difference between bondgård and simply gård? Is gård more like garden?
Bondgård is strictly a farm, while gård is a much broader term. On its own, gård usually refers to a larger countryside building. But it can also mean some kind of enclosed area, such as a schoolyard or a courtyard.
Why is it mina instead of min?
There's two of them.
Most pronouns and adjectives change based on pluralization, or en/ett words.
Min hund (en word)
Mitt barn (ett word)
Mina katter (plural)
Not a trädgård?
Neyope, that's 'garden' in the sense of what you have behind or in front of your private house.
Oh dear oh dear... a clear "duh" moment. Yep, I actually knew that in a temporarily covert way. Thanks!
Is -gård a common suffix I should learn or know?
It's common in many place names. See wiktionary for a few meanings of the word: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/g%C3%A5rd#Swedish
Did anyone notice that once Duo mentioned that his parents are bo:nder?