Can I ask why are the masculine "en" used here with kvinne and jente and not "ei"? I know that my teacher told me that whenever I'm confused as to what gender a word has I could use "en", but I didn't expect it used every time like here. :) Do you guys even use "ei" in everyday language, or is it just used in grammar books to confuse us? :)
The thing is that the feminine gender is always optional, every feminine word can be said with a masculine pronoun and conjugation, but NOT the other way around. Some words just sound better with masculine pronouns and some with feminine pronouns. But it's up to you what you want to use! :)
I use "ei" a lot in everyday speech, but I would never say ei kvinne because I think en kvinne sounds more pleasant.
That is fantastic. That's like being able to use any gender in a German noun, instead of having to memorise 16 different occasions!
As far as I know, there's no rule or way of knowing what gender a noun has, except learning it by heart. "En" is for masculine, "ei" for feminine, and "et" for neuter gender. But you put it in front of the noun just in indefinite singular form of a word.. Definite singular form is made by putting them as a suffix behind the noun. EN mann > mannEN. I think that there should be a table with examples in the lessons.. But as an answer when you use one or the other, you just have to learn the word by heart, there is no other way.. Hope I helped. Good luck. :)
In terms of pronunciation, when I click on 'en' (to listen to it) it sounds to me that the woman is saying "M" (meaning, pronouncing the letter 'm' in English). But when I click on the "speaker" icon to listen to the whole sentence, it sounds like she is pronouncing the same word like the letter "N" (from English). Which one is correct? (I would suppose the "N").