"Riset" -> "The rice"
"Mjölken" -> "The milk"
Virtually all nouns in Swedish have a gender.
Ok, but what I meant was do they have something like en mjölk or ett mjölk, because I've always had to write it without any article.
"Mjölk" is an "En" noun, and "Ris" is an "Ett" noun, hence "Mjölken" and "Riset".
You can't say "En mjölk" or "Ett ris" because they're uncountable nouns, and would be like saying "A milk" or "A rice" in English.
I assume you haven't gotten to the part about definite nouns yet?
[Native Swede here]: To be fair, I think "ett ris" (as in, one single piece of rice) sounds better than "en ris", saying both to a big bowl of rice sounds weird though. But I think it's just dialectal since "ett ris" also is the way of saying "a birch rod" (right)?
Thanks, I didn't know swedish have uncountable nouns. I have, but not with theese nouns.
To be fair though, when referring to grocery shopping one might well say "en mjölk" to refer to one carton of milk.
Rice, not rise. Otherwise, as long as your answer was grammatically correct, feel free to report it. [2019/05/05]
infinitive - äta
present - äter
past - åt
supine - ätit
And that's all you need to remember for the active voice. We'll get to all of the tenses and stuff later, so just remember äter ~= eat(s) for now. "You ate rice" would be "Du åt ris".
How do I type the letters with the dots and circles over them?. I am using the phone app.
Thanks for your response. I have an Android. I recently found an app that lets me switch to a Swedish keyboard
You don't actually need to have an app - at least on my Samsung when I tap and hold on a letter, 5 or so different variations come up such as ä å ā æ á etc. Anyway, I'm glad that you've found something good!
@àáâäæãåā are the variations, in case you were wondering(anybody who happens to read this comment).