Just a stupid question, but what is children if the child is Barnet?
It's like this:
ett barn, barnet = a child, the child
barn, barnen = children, the children
Is it possible to say "Barnet ater en frukt" ? or "frukten" ?
I'm also asking for me the same question. Can someone answer to us?
I replied with "The child eats A fruit" but it's marked as incorrect, why? I think the meaning is the same
Is it correct to assume that nouns ending with N are added -et instead of -en when it becomes definate, hence barn > barnet instead of barnen?
No, you need to know the gender of each word in order to know how the definite is formed. barn is an ett word, that's why it becomes barnet: See the introductions to lessons e.g. here: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/sv/Definite-forms
Oops I must've overlooked that. Thanks!
'Kid' the term used is understood as a slang word for 'child'
Yet again before I even speak the screen goes red and tells me I am wrong!!!
How do i know the differnce between äter-eat or eats
The child eats A fruit