"There are several bakeries in the small town."
Translation:Det finns flera bagerier i den lilla staden.
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‘liten’ is the singular indefinite form for use with common gender nouns (‘en’ words).
Most adjectives have distinct forms for singular common gender indefinite and singular neuter (‘ett’ words) indefinite, and then a shared form that is used both for definite forms, and for plurals. For ‘regular’ adjectives, the neuter indefinite form is formed by either replacing the final consonant with a ‘t’ or ‘tt’, or by adding a ‘t’ if it normally ends with an ‘l’, while the plural/definite form is usually formed by adding an ‘a’ to the end, and possibly shifting the final consonant if it would normally end in an ‘l’ (see gammal/gammalt/gamla for an example of the rules with a final ‘l’).
Liten/litet/lilla is a bit special because it has different plural and definite forms (the plural is ‘små’, while the definite is ‘lilla’).
So, with an ‘en’ word you have:
- A little cat = en liten katt
- The little cat = den lilla katten
- Little cats = små katter
- The little cats = de små katterna
While with an ‘ett’ word you have:
- A little house = ett litet hus
- The little house = det lilla huset
- Little houses = små hus
- The little houses = de små husen