Yep, Dutch and Swedish must be related.
As a dutch person I find it rather confusing, since the suffix -en is plural in dutch, but definitive in swedish. But the languages do indeed have a lot of similiarities.
I am Dutch and I, was thinking exactly the same... The best word that I like so far in Svenska is "slut". The end...
Is the suffix -en always used for "the (blank)"?
As far as I understand it:
-en is used for "en nouns" (common nouns)
-et is used for "ett nouns" (neuter nouns)
...unless there is already a vowel at the end of the "base noun", in which case -n and -t are used, respectively.
Also, "kvinnan" is "an."
Kvinnan is "The woman". -Only "n" is added at the end because Kvinna has the vowel a at the end of it already. Can someone confirm this please?
Yes, this is right
So far so good!
The answer is "The cat", yeah? But when I write that, it says I'm wrong. :\
A Swede would then say ”Katten också”, swearing very mildly