An adjective is a word naming an attribute of a noun, ( ie. sour, pink, fast )
• Swedish adjectives follow a set of rules.
• The state of the adjective will change depending on the gender and the number of the noun.
INDEFINITE FORM En WORDS
If the noun is an en word the adjective does not change.
INDEFINITE FORM ETT WORDS
If the noun is an ett word the adjective takes a t.
DEFINITE FORM EN & ETT WORDS
– In the definite form, the adjective takes the ending a.
– An article is placed in front of the adjective depending on the noun’s gender;
En → Den
Ett → Det
PLURAL FORM EN & ETT WORDS
– With nouns in the plural, the adjective takes the ending a.
– In the definite form, the article de is used.
– In the indefinite form, no article is required.
Hopefully this has cleared up some of the confusion surrounding Swedish adjectives for you. It’s never easy with grammar rules when learning a new language but by breaking it down into bite-sized chunks or bitz – it makes the journey much more bearable. See you in the next one!