"Barna leser brevene."

Translation:The children are reading the letters.

3 years ago

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Is there an audible difference between barnet and barna?

3 years ago

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They should sound like "barn-eh" and "barn-a(h)" respectively.

2 years ago

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Why not Barnene?

3 years ago

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You could use that as well, but in most dialects 'barna' would be used.

3 years ago

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Can someone help me of using "Barnet" and "Barna"?

2 years ago

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barnet = the child (definite singular)
barna = the children (definite plural)

2 years ago

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I thought there was supposed to be a difference between gendered nouns and neuter nouns in the definitive plural?

2 years ago

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Most neuter nouns have the option of using either the ending -ene or the ending -a in their definite plural form.

Which sounds more natural depends on the noun and on your dialect, but -ene is generally your safest bet if you're going for a "neutral" language. "Barn" is one of very few neuter nouns where there seems to be a rather strong preference for the -a ending throughout the country.

2 years ago

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i put the children READ the letters. In other excercises there was no distinction between continous and simple

5 months ago
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