DEFINITE ARTICLE IN SWEDISH – NO ARTICLE IN ENGLISH

  • Life is hard (=Livet är svårt).
  • Society is great (=Samhället är fantastiskt).
  • Love is blind (=Kärleken är blind).

Certain words that refer to people and activity by people do not have an article in English, such as:

  • Mankind (=mänskligheten)
  • Humanity (=mänskligheten)
  • Womankind (kvinnorna, kvinnosläktet)
  • Society (samhället)
  • Posterity (eftervärlden)
  • School – School begins at 8.15am every day.
  • Church – Most of us go to church very seldom nowadays.
  • Breakfast – Breakfast is ready.
  • Spring/summer – Spring/summer is the best season of the year.

Expressions for day and night:

  • At dawn
  • Before sunrise
  • At dusk
  • By night
  • By midnight
  • Heaven
  • Hell
  • Paradise

To learn more about articles watch the following video.


 

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