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"Min son är ett år gammal."

Translation:My son is one year old.

March 31, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hagdos

The pronounciation on this one feels really off. I think it should be emphasised on ''ett'', but it is emphasized on ''år''. Is this the way you would say it, or is this the voice machine's fault?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

No, you're absolutely right. Emphasising ett isn't wrong per se, and does have its uses, but år would be way more common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hagdos

Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? The first part seems to say you agree, the second part doesn't...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

I'm agreeing with you: the ett should be emphasised. I was trying to say in my second part that in context, the TTS version could be correct as well. But without context, definitely emphasise the ett.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tosard

I've just typed "My son's one year old" and it didn't recognise the contraction as the correct answer. Could someone amend it, please? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poika8

"My son is one year old" is not English.

It's either "My son is a one-year-old" or "My son is a year old".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

Sure it's English, why on earth wouldn't it be? The phrase is in very active use.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevie442918

To be fair, a lot of people like to say how many months old someone is in the first 2 years, but saying someone is one year old is definitely acceptable English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Axel.

why gammal and not gammalt?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

People behave like en-words.

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