The definite article
First of all, thank you so much to the Norwegian team. THis is a well made, and easy to understand course!
My question is on the definite article, or lack there of. From how I understand it, we for the definite article by adding a suffix to the word.
So far though, I have not been able to notice a pattern in the endings. Is there a certain way to create the definite form (ex. for all neuter nouns, add -en, etc.?) Or do you have to memorize a suffix for each word? Help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Masculine (or common gender) --> -en (katten - the cat)
Feminine --> -a (kua - the cow)
Neuter --> -et (barnet - the child)
The masculine suffix can apply to feminine nouns.
http://www.learn-norwegian.net/tutorial/2/03conjugation.htm good table to show endings here
En mann - Mannen Et barn - Barnet
I don't know about feminine nouns. I just posted a discussion on that!