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Vad är det skillnad mellar "det" och "den"? Också, när användar man "sig"?

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For learning: Swedish
Base language: Swedish
Category: Language

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    "Sig" is used when referring to a third person as an grammatical object, eg. "Han lär sig" (he'll learn. "att lära" is a reflexive verb in Swedish).

    As to the arbitraryness of "den" and "det", or why nouns is seperated into different grammatical genders in some languages ... they just are. Our Indo-European ancestors (except the Slavs) apparently thought it was a neat idea to use multiple articles, for phonological or other reasons.

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