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"Kvinnen spiser kyllingen og risen."

Translation:The woman eats the chicken and the rice.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sschmoller

Why does the "n" at the end of "kvinnen" not sound, when it does at the end of "kyllingen" and "risen"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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It does make a sound, you should be hearing 'kvinn'n'.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sschmoller

Aha - maybe it's an "ear" thing. The trouble is that I hear "gen" at the end of "kyllingen" and "sen" at the end of "risen", but no "nen" at the end of "kvinnen".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smolxp
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But why does it differ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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It doesn't differ? All masculine nouns have the n sound at the end in their definite form.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Norges_venn
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The sound might differ a little, because the "e" in "nen" is kinda "swallowed".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sean_Roy
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But if you wanted to say, "The woman is eating chicken and rice" (which would seem to be much more common, at least in English), you would say, "Kvinnen spiser kylling og ris," right?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Correct.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SusannaG1
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Perhaps the woman is eating chicken with a side of rice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/na-prablenia

Shouldn't it be kyllingjøtten?

2 months ago