This is confusing :). "Mannen ler inte" in Swedish means "The man does not smile".
There are a lot of similar words in swedish and norwegian that must not be confused together. For example, swedish "glass" = ice cream and norwegian "glass" = glass
But even given the confusion you are fairly nailing the Scandinavian languages! Nice job!
Not really. Finnish is Uralic, Norwegian is Germanic. I can't think of any similarities at all off the top of my head, but, I'm sure there must be some. Unless you mean general confusion from studying multiple languages simultaneously. Or something else entirely.
Just general confusion, Finnish is not for the faint of heart =) It seems quite difficult even for some natives...
General confusion is why I'm doing just the one. Did 6 simultaneously once though, so mixed up but fun! I loved Finnish, and Finland, and Finns! Maybe start off with foreign borrowed words to make it less intimidating? And about that difficulty, man, if toddlers can do it, we can too! <3
Could ler mean cry?
Yes, the Norwegian present tense generally covers both the simple present and the present continuous in English.
I was initially at the very beggining wondering why the negative (ikke) came after the action, at this point, that's how it is, you would have to finish that part of the sentence to be sure if it was a thing you do or dont do in any case, if I'm not mistaken
Infinitiv - å le
Presens - ler
Preteritum - lot
Perfektum - ledd
Imperativ - le