I heard mannen like "mann-n", the e letter disappears somehow?
Yes, we usually pronounce it like that. In definitie forms for masculine nouns we usually don't pronounce the e.
Gutt - gutten - gutter- guttene
Gutt - gutt'n - gutter - gutt'ne
Depends on where you live of course though.
So how would one differenciate between "mann" and "mannen" in speech? What's the difference in pronunciation between the two or is it merely left to context?
You have a little stop between mann and en
think of it as first saying mann, and then saying n together fast
I'm hearing drikker like, "Draker." I hope that's right.
This site has native speakers pronounce words:
It's wrong. Å drikke = To drink
How you pronounce "Draker" is a bit hard for me to be sure of, but "Drikker" is pronounced like DR(agon)(w)I(tch)KKER. I didn't care to find some word for the last one, but i'm sure you got that one right
Why is it mannen in stead of mann? It seems plural