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Difference between "Ett" and "En"

Just something little, but if anyone can give me a heads up as to when to use them differently that'd be great!!

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There are a few rules of thumb, like how a profession or person is usually an 'En' noun, and nouns ending in 'Um' are usually 'Ett' nouns., but they're not always accurate. It's best to just memorize each word as being either an 'En' noun or an 'Ett' noun.

Bare in mind that when a noun is an 'En' or 'Ett' noun, you also have to change any adjectives or possessive pronouns attached to it. The bright side to this is that it makes it easier to tell if a noun is an 'En' noun or an 'Ett' noun.

You'd use "Min/Vår/Din/Er/Sin" with 'En' nouns, and "Mitt/Vårt/Ditt/Ert/Sitt" with 'Ett' nouns.

And most adjectives attach a '-t' at the end for 'Ett' nouns.

"En gul bil" - "A yellow car", "Ett gult hus" - "A yellow house".

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Reply23 years ago

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Thank you very much! Have a lingot XD

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Although there are probably rules of thumb (although I haven't seen any) you'll probably just have to learn it with the word. So memorise en kvinna instead of just kvinna.

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Reply3 years ago