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"En björn"

Translation:A bear

February 14, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiffany.Q

I like how björn was one of the word choices.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kalyino

I wasnt even thinking, my brain was in Swedish so I picked A björn in my head I read a bear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/schyrsivochter

Of what? We can’t see the choices you have had.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thijsdes

When you have to make the sentence from loose words, the options are {a, bear, björn}


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dbf12

This is wrony!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snikerop

I don't understand why, for these questions, we can't put the English translations. Wouldn't that show that we know this language even better?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkBorkBorkBork

Duolingo is also teaching you how to spell the words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

You mean for the listening exercises? These are here to test your listening skills, so it can see if you can hear the correct words.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dptromp

Why is an ö sometimes pronounced as an u, like in bröd, but sometimes as an o, like in björn and in smörgås? Same with the ä, because he sounds different in är and ursäkta


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

Often the pronounciation is different before the letter ”r”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddy203216

How do you know when "en" will be indefinite or definite? Sometimes it says I can use the, for example "the bear" but other times I can only say "one bear"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkBorkBorkBork

A bear is en björn. The bear is björnen. The definitive form in Swedish is done by altering the end of the word. So if you see en (or ett), it's always the indefinite (or one) and never the definitive form.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gwallydoo

I think he means when the indefinite is "ett," like "ett barn," would normally mean a child, but duolingo says it means one child.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

It means both, in writing you can't tell which, but in speech we put a little more emphasis on the word when it means 1. (we're trying to accept both in the course wherever it's appropriate)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/damasmora

Is it read "Biorn", "Bion", "Viorn" or "Vion"? I can't accurately understand.


[deactivated user]

    So I notice that this is also a male name, Björn, the most famous namesake to me being Björn Ulvaeus. Does the male name mean "bear" or does the meaning "bear" go away when it's used as a given name?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    You can add the tennis player Björn Borg. Normally you do not consider the meaning when you use it as a name.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pavi537905

    i just put this and they are saying it is wrong here is what i put en bjorn en bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjornen bjorn


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

    You probably wrote it too many times

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