What is the difference between Renen and Renarna?
They're both determinate, but renen is singular and renarna is plural. Both will be the reindeer in English.
"Renen är dricker mjolk." Jag förstår inte.. Varför inte använda ordet 'är'..
Jag behöver lite hjalp tack
Det betyder "the reindeer is drinks milk". Det finns inte "present continuous" i svenska språket.
Why is "Renen står och dricker mjölk" not accepted? That's the way I learned it in the other section...
Why is älgen wrong here?
Because älg means moose.
Think of Elk, to help differenciate it with mus
Does "ren" also mean "clean"? My memory may just be fuzzy, or maybe it meant something else. But i remember my boyfriend [who is a native from Sweden] saying that reindeer was ren and then added that it also meant clean.
That is correct (though note the different forms--reindeer: ren-renen-renar-renarna; clean: ren-rent-rena)
I would like to know if the word "rendjur" is still in use. When I was kid (some 50 years ago) I remember that I heard that word somewhere around Kiruna.