I obviously missed something. When did we get a separate word for the definite article?
[As a note, I'm going through the course on mobile right now and therefore cannot get the lesson notes.]
Okay, so this is a point of some confusion for me. How does one know whether the addition of an e at the end of a word has any impact on a muted consonant? Is there some sort of pattern it follows?
I have read all the comments above but I do not understand why 'kalde' is used there. Shouldn't it be used with plural ones such as 'De kalde iskremene'? Tusen takk in advance.
well I missed smth . when do we use (den)and when do we use (det) ,is it related to the gender again or smth else ,I will appreciate it ,if you reply. takk
Yes, it's gender-related again.
- den: feminine and masculine
- det: neuter or unknown
When to use "Den kalde iskremen" (which can be translated "The cold Ice cream" and "That cold Ice cream") and "Kalden iskremen" (can be translated only "The cold Ice crem")? Thanks in advance
- Iskrem = ice cream
- Iskremen = the ice cream
- Den iskremen = that ice cream
- Denne iskremen = this ice cream
If we add an adjective, then den/det/de (which has a quadruple role as personal pronoun, distal demonstrative pronoun, definite article and distal demonstrative determiner), becomes obligatory for definite reference. This means we have the following:
- Kald iskrem = cold ice cream
- Den kalde iskremen = the cold ice cream
- Den kalde iskremen = that cold ice cream
- Denne kalde iskremen = this cold ice cream
The only way to distinguish between the second and third of those is to emphasise den with the voice to say "that".
When ever i get to this question i translate it as "the cold ice-cream" but as that's super redundant i always convince my aelf im wrong and it must be "the ice cream is cold" and then i get it wrong. I understand that its here to teach us its just confusing sometimes. I would never never ask for cold ice cream. Do they have something that would be considered warm ice-cream in Norway. Not trying to be a jerk but i am wondering.