When is Jenta used? I thought after ei, you use, jenta, ei jenta
"Jente" means "girl." "Jenta" means "the girl."
I see, so this is irregular? Instead of adding the ei as a suffix you add a?
No, it's not irregular. The "en" translates to "a/an." "En jente." "A girl."
Okay. Thanks Luke. Only my second day with Norwegian, still picking things up.
Is it Ei or En
It all depends with region in Norway.
Some region use "Ei" and some use "En" (for Jente and Kvinne).
You can use any of them. Both are valid.
you can use either for jente, but only en for gutt :)
Why can't I say "jenta liker gutten"?
You do, but it would mean "The girl likes the boy" but what they're asking you for is "A girl likes a boy".
En, et & ei all mean a, an or one??? Whats the diff
En is used for feminine or masculine nouns, et is for neuter nouns, and ei is for only feminine nouns.
In bokmal norwegian, a girl likes a boy should be also "Ei jente liker en gutt".
It is but only in those parts of Norway that use feminine articles. On the other hand, it's always ei jente in Nynorsk.