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Swedish Verbs that aren't in the Past tense lesson

I just did the past tense lesson and am now trying to figure out the rules. In order to do so I wrote down all the words the lesson gives us. There are some new words that haven't been introduced in any of the "Present" lessons and therefore, some words from the Present lessons are missing. (*I won't write down all of the -ar verbs, since they are fortunately all 100% regular and end with -ade in the past) But some of the verbs are irregular, so I used the internet and want to share it now:

ar-verbs (some of them)

att hoppa - Jag hoppar - Jag hoppade (to jump)

att rita - Jag ritar - Jag ritade (to draw)


regular er-verbs

att försöka - Jag försöker - Jag försökte (to try)

att behöva - Jag behöver - Jag behövde (to need)

att kyssa - Jag kysser - Jag kysste (to kiss)


irregular verbs

att använda - Jag använder - Jag använde (to use)

att gråta - Jag gråter - Jag grät (to cry)

att kunna - Jag kan - Jag kunde (to be able to)

att lära - Jag lär - Jag lärde (to teach)


Hope I could help you

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat
MickeytheGreat
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It's interesting that all -ar verbs are regular. I wonder, is there a pronunciation difference between the end syllables of "spelar" and "behöver"?

2 years ago

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Well yes, there seems to be a difference. I don't know how to explain it because -ar is pronounced /a/ and -er is pronounced /e/. Type it into google translate and use the speaker, they will say it to you.

And yes, it is so convenient that all -ar verbs are regular!

2 years ago

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MickeytheGreat
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Oh, i thought that might have been a distinction made in the written language to tell you which verbs are regular. Thanks!

Ps i wonder why all ar verbs are regular...

2 years ago

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Well, all I can say is that -ar and -er verbs are pronounced differently and that you can't tell from the infinitive form if they are -ar or -er verbs. But if you know it is -ar you know it's regular.

2 years ago

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(Small correction: Jag grät.)

2 years ago

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Oh indeed. Thank you!

2 years ago

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att använda is not an irregular verb. It is regular er-verb (usually called Group 2a): använder, använde, använt (presens, preteritum, supinum).

att lära to teach or more often att lära sig to learn is also regular er-verb (Group 2, or sometimes Group 2c - Group 2 verbs with verb stem on -r or -l): lär, lärde, lärt (presens, preteritum, supinum).

2 years ago
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