What is the rule for using the Swedish article ''en'' or ''ett''?

There are a few clues:

First of all, 80 % of all nouns get the article ''en''. In addition, humans, animals and professions get ''en''. (An exception would be: ett barn - a child). Also, all words ending on ~tion or ~ion, get the article '''en''. Some simple examples would be: En information, en option, en reservation, en station. (Words you already know.) Apart from that, all words ending on ~ka, ~la and ~na get ''en''.

There are some more tricks and life hacks - let me surprise you in the lesson, because it is actually possible to determine the article for a Swedish word, that you have never heard before without knowing its meaning and without placing it into a category.

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