why is "is eating" preferred over "eats"?
That's what I was wondering. The early lessons were translated "he\she eats an apple.”
"is eating” and "eats" are usually considered interchangeable. So, why is this lesson marking "eats" wrong?
How just How did you do that many languages
Both should be accepted. "Äter ett äpple" can mean either "eats an apple" or "is eating an apple".
What makes it "Is eating" instead of "Ate"
"Äter" is present tense. Ate, past tense, would be "åt".
En pojke åt ett äpple. -> A boy ate an apple.
Its because its ate is åt.
For example Pojken åt ett äpple
when to use en or ett...what is the difference?...thank you
En for people. And Ett for object, that's why it's En man, not Ett man or Ett äpple, not En äpple
Why not "the boy eats an apple"?! I am so angry!
"A boy" is different from "the boy".
Why is this one boy eats the apple instead of the boy?
en pojke is 'a boy' or 'one boy', but 'the boy' is pojken
So in Sweden nowadays you don't really use words such as *pojke" or "flicka" we usually use the words "kille" and "tjej" instead
Why is apple used instead of applet?
äpplet means 'the apple' but ett äpple is 'an apple'
äter ett äpple means "is eating an apple" or also "ate an apple"?
It is pronounced epp-le