After a word in the genitive, we cannot have a definite noun in Swedish. You don't do that in English either: you don't say the cooks' the food.
The fact that we know the food is owned by someone is enough to make the other noun definite by extension (or, since we already know the food is not just any food, but the cooks' food, it is definite semantically). So if you would re-phrase the cooks' food into an 'of' construction, both the cooks and the food need to be definite.
Therefore, kockarnas mat is equivalent to the food of the cooks, not food of the cooks.
No, the same thing is happening to me. It's giving the correct answer in English as "the cooks food" instead of "the cooks' food."
Same. I'm on desktop and while it's accepting "cooks' food" as an answer, it says "Almost correct!" and is recommending "cooks food" as the preferred answer.
Weird, weirder, weirdest.
On the laptop: Duo accepts 'cooks' food' with the remark 'Almost correct!', recommending 'We eat the cooks food' as the correct answer and gives as 'Another correct solution: We eat the cooks' food.'
There's some kind of bug here. It's been reported to Duo but it's correctly coded in the incubator so there's nothing more we as contributors can do about it. I have no idea when/if it will be fixed.
Just to clarify, kockarnas is plural because of the "ar" and the "nas" makes it belong to the cook, yea?
It is plural because of the "ar", determinate because of the "na", and possessive because of the "s".
Ok, First we drink the cat's milk, then we eat the dog's food, now we are eating the cook's food? Man, this is mean... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Because of the sound äter makes my brain made me type "we ATE the cooks food." Which is obviously wrong.
"the cooks food", which was given to me as the "correct answer" is wrong, according to standard English orthography. The correct spelling "the cooks' food" (with an apostrophe at the end of "cooks") is interpreted by Duo as a typo.
It keeps saying I got the answer wrong when I've typed in the exact same thing as the correct answer that pops up! How can it be the wrong answer when it's the same answer Duolingo gives????
The correct answer is we eat the cooks' food, with the apostrophe after the S. However, you might be experiencing the bug that is not showing the apostrophe, but it's required.
In the website version of duolingo it says "We eat the cooks food." instead of "We eat the cooks' food."
i see that 2-3 years later the cooks food is still a bug. Any hope of it being corrected?
Now I'm needing a refresher on English... /sigh I always assumed that the food BELONGED to the cook, or was of his work, so it's "cook's"
Sure, but kockarnas is plural, multiple cooks, so the apostrophe moves.
I consistently have difficulty hearing the difference between Vi and De at the start of a sentence or phrase. Even on turtle speed I struggle. Any suggestions other than lots of listening and ear-training?
äter is becoming irritating for me. is it "is eating", "eats" or eat" someone explain it to me.
Swedish doesn't make a difference between "is eating" and "eats". We use the same word äter for both.
The same goes for "are eating" and "eat". Everything is äter. :)
Cooks' shd b in choice option not cooks, as it means belonging to more than one cook. The possessions of one cook would =cook's..