I'm not sure if i can hear the difference between barna and barnet. Is there a difference or is it mostly understanding through the context? As in: I assumed this was "barna" because umbrellas ("paraplyer") is plural.
I always get confused because with feminine nouns, it seems like the "a" ending is always definite singular, but this word is "barnet" in definite singular, and the "a" ending is for definite plural. :/
That is because "et barn" is neuter, and not feminine. It follows a different pattern.
If you've ever studied Latin, it's actually exactly the same - an "-a" ending on a noun can either be feminine singular or neuter plural!