"They love your children."
Translation:De älskar dina barn.
"De älskr era barn" also works here. So, "dina" indicates a singular possessive, while "era" indicates a plural?
Exactly. Er/ert/era means your (plural). Also I'm sure it's a typo but it's älskar. :) Note that er is also the objective form of ni.
Yes, that was a typo. Woops! This stuff is hard to grasp... but I think I'm getting it slowly. :)
No worries, It's hard for all of us who didn't have the good fortune of learning Swedish as our native language! :)
Well I guess that's true but learning it from young up definitely is a head start on me. :)
?? I dont understand how to get past this question. Every answer I pick gets marked as wrong. Even though it's right... I picked de älskar dina barn, and de älskar era barn, and they were both marked wrong. I even picked the animal one, and it was wrong too.. I think there's a bug here..
You have to pick all correct answers, so if you get both De älskar dina barn. and De älskar era barn., you have to pick both.
Strange indeed! Like you said, it has to be a bug. I guess you have done the "report a problem" thing?
Think I answered my own question: Because barn is plural the pronoun must be plural and that removes the need for gender, correct?
Yes, you can see from the pronoun whether it's singular or plural, it would be ditt if it were singular, but since it's dina we know the sentence is about plural children.
I am so confused there are so many ways to say your can someone explain when to use wich one
Din/ditt/dina - your (singular), er/ert/era - your (plural). The three forms of each one are for gender and number differences.
can someone give me examples with the words Din/ditt/dina and er/ert/era pleaseee? i don´t understand when i have to use each word :(
Din/ditt/dina are singular that is it refers to a single person. Er/ert/era are plural so it refers to multiple people.
They need to match in gender and number which is why there are 3 forms. Din/er is for en-words Ditt/ert is for ett-words Dina/era is for plural words.
I'm not sure what you mean by "gender" in this explanation. Is there a male/female component lurking somewhere within this Possessive lesson?
Swedish has 2 grammatical genders. Common which uses en and neuter which uses ett. These are totally separate from sexual genders. Sorry I was not more clear.
There are non-creepy contexts. Perhaps it is a group of children who love to play with your children.
is De älskar era barn the same thing except for that it is more polite/formal in this case?
Nope it means you are talking to more than one person. In this case, presumably the mother and father of said children.
de = they
det = it
the confusing thing here is that "de" is pronounced [dom] and "det" is pronounced [de]...