What would 'the girls' be? Havent gotten to plurals yet. Would love to know!
Ei/en jente - a girl
Jenta/jenten - the girl
Jenter - girls
Jentene - the girls
Is there any way to get DuoLingo to ask me more questions like this one? I get a much better challenge from being asked to translate a sentence in my own words than I do from assembling a sentence from a list of words.
If you open Duo on a computer you can switch the 'list of words thing' to the other mode for all exercises.
Are "jenta" and "jente" pronounced the same way?
PS: I'm not english fluent either so.. The correct form is "are" or "is"?
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Jenta and jente are not the same but are similar enough that some ears may not be able to differentiate at first. Also 'are' is the correct usage in this case
The difference is really which syllable (jen-ta, jen-te) is stressed, right? Both have the same 'a'-like phoneme at the end.
And I think even if there is a small difference, in practice it doesn't matter... only if there was some other word close enough that it could be confused with.
I'd not considered that when looking for a way to differentiate them. Thank you!
Jenta is pronounced
/jɛntɑ/, while jente is pronounced
Pay attention to the presence of the indefinite article to help yourself in differentiating en/ei jente from jenta.
You have to use "has" for the 3rd person singular (he/she/it). "Have" would be correct if we were talking about several girls:
"The girl has an apple."
"The girls have an apple."