I think Ei Kvinne is right too, I got one right earlier. Learned that in the text under Basics 1. But I'm not sure how to pronounce "Ei." Also, Luke was nice enough to get back to me on how to pronounce Kvinne. "Kvin-Nah." Which I took to sound like, Kevin-Nah. But I'll tell ya, it sounds like Kinne to me, on the duo lingo voice. Anyone else notice that?
I can definitely hear the v, it's just that it's not much "pressure" on it. Also, kvinna is pronounced as Kvin-Nah, and this Kvin-Neh.
I'm having fun with Norwegian so far. This is the only word that's tripping me up. haha. But yeah, I'll pronounce it "Kvin-neh." Thanks. I went on google translate, and Ei, sounds like "I," though using En instead of Ei seems pretty common.
You are right about that en is more common. Remeber that when you pick "en" you need to use masculine gender for the word. Btw, the "e" in "ei" is pronounced as the "a" in "had". :D
I've heard "kvinne" pronounced like "vinne" and "kinne" in two different exercises. Weird.
We can use "it" for a woman or it is for the purpose of this particular exercice?
I understand that "it is a woman" sounds weird. Remember that "det" can mean both "it", "that" and "there". So a more natural translation would be "that is a woman" or "there is a woman".
No, that would be "Dette er en kvinne". It means that someone is talking about or pointing towards someone, and specifying that the "someone" is a woman.
Why is "den er..." wrong? Isn't a woman an "object" with a definite gender?
When a noun has yet to be introduced, we refer to it using "det/dette" - regardless of gender.
what you mean with "when a noun has yet to be introduced"? This isnt a conversation, it is an exercise, so it is like we heard it for the first time.
In the sentence "Det er en X", we know that "det" can't be a pronoun pointing back to the noun X, because the first mention of X comes three words later. Only at the point of X's first mention, is the gender considered established.
"Det er en bil. Den er grønn."
"That (=the thing over there) is a car. It (=the car) is green."
I always confuse the Det/Dere, is there a difference between the sound of the two?
"Det" is pronounced like "de(h)", while "dere" is pronounced "de-re(h)" - in two syllables.
I heard 'De' instead of 'Det'. Is there any notable distincion between two ?
"De" is pronounced like the English letter "d". "Det" is pronounced like "de" in the beginning of death, but with pressure on the "e" (dé).