"You're all women, not men" does not seem to work with these questions. Just making it known.
Wouldn't it be "You all are women, not men"? Your sentence would be "Dere er alle kvinner, ikke menn".
You are all and you're all, they [both] are [both] fine. See what I did there? Many adverbs can come before or after the noun. And to Neiot's question, no. You'd need "alle" for that, as Fveldig says.
Oh sorry, I'm not entirely sure how the plural you works on this course. "You are all" = "You all are" ?
So dere is a plural you, but it doesn't imply all present?
Dang I was so certain that I was right.
You could be speaking to a couple in the middle of a crowded room, and still address them as 'dere'.
Okay, the KV sound is difficult for most English speakers because we keep trying to tuck a vowel between the letters. There is no vowel. You go straight from the click of the k into the v sound with nothing else between them. This letter combo exists fairly commonly in Norwegian so if you really want to speak the language you'll have to master what is really a simple sound, once your linguistic expectations are suitably modified.
I used to live in Southeast Alaska and had many dealings with the Tlinget and other native peoples there. It took a while but I figured out how to pronounce their words. Pronouncing Norwegian is actually very easy in comparison.
is it any sound like "queen" in English? and i heard like the end of "er" has a "d" after that, am i right?
Well, if queen was pronounced with a v instead of an u that is approaching the sound. There's the hockey player Henrik Lundqvist, see if you can find someone pronouncing his name. There's also the comic "Hägar the Horrible" with his pet duck Kvak. The difficulty is going to be getting it into your head as a single sound, no matter how you think of it.
The rs are trilled, so they only sound like a d. If you know how to roll your tongue (like some kids when making motor noises) then it's simple. If not then you will need to work on that, and I have no immediate suggestions that will work for both you and everybody else who may come after you.
If you speak any slavic language,we say kv the same way. Short and fast,clear and sharp
Correct IPA pronunciation is
/kʋɪnəɾ/ and the last sound is an alveolar flap ɾ, not a trill, and definitely not the voiced alveolar stop "d".
On the discussion page, click the word of interest to isolate it from the rest of the sentence (Duolingo will take you to the dictionary page) and hear only its sounds being pronounced.
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Keep going! It gets easier the more exposure you get to the language.
What was once foreign, will become familiar. :)
Better than trying to pluralize you in that manner, is to accept that sometimes dialectical English has it right and say Y'all (You all).
Whilst I think 'y'all' is an horrendously ugly word, and that the 'all' component is completely superfluous, I do tend to agree that it's widely enough spoken to merit acceptance.
Y'all is only used in American English, primarily the Southern variant.
Yous/youse is mostly used in Irish English, it also exists in Scottish English, and other areas with historical Irish/Scottish immigration (Oz, NZ, parts of Canada).
Note that ye which derives from correct (i.e. not colloquial) Middle English is also still used in Irish English and some English proper (England) dialects.
Isn't kvinner means women and kvinne for woman. I got this wrong because i believe having an R on the end means they are refering to 2 people
I can't seem to get past this question as I enter - "You are woman, not men." But the answer is - "You are woman, not men." Please help! Takk!
But dere is the second person plural, so it should be womEn.
You are women, not men.
English is funny that way.
Still keeps telling me the answer is incorrect. Unable to move past this. Been like this for months now.
The most recently reported user suggestion was, "You and women, not men." Spot the reason it was rejected? Most of us make typos from time to time. :0)
If it happens again and you're certain there are no typos, take a screenshot and submit it with a Bug Report available via the Help Option. Thanks!
I'm wondering when I would ever need to be rude enough to announce to a group of people that they have misgendered themselves.