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I need Help with the verbs on swedish

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i get confused!! verbs are conjugated? or nah?

2 years ago

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It's not the same in Swedish. The verb remains the same regardless of who is doing the action. For example, äta = to eat: Jag äter, du äter, han/hon/den/det äter, vi äter and so on.

2 years ago

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Thanks <3 <3

2 years ago

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Different rules in Swedish. Verbs do not change based on the subject.

I wrote a blog post on it: here's an excerpt.

One of the unique characteristics of Swedish verbs is the fact that the verb doesn't change based on the subject, like it does in other languages (such as English, German and Spanish).

This means that when it comes to verb conjugation - you only focus on the tense you are using - whether it is future, present, simple past, perfect past etc.

First example:

I want to say "My name is Mary" - Jag heter Mary. Now, "Your name is Johan" - Du heter Johan. Lastly, "Her name is Anna" - "Hon heter Anna"

2 years ago

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Ohhh, thanks <3 haha

2 years ago

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i mean, when the verbs are: i, you, we, she, he.. the verb change? for example on english is you eat, she eats, on german is Ich esse, sie/es/er isst.. on swedish is the same??

2 years ago

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This is what makes Swedish considerably easier than many other languages! German, for example, conjugates both for tense and person/number. Tense refers to present, past, future, etc (when the action is taking place). Number refers to how the verb changes when talking about who is doing the action (meaning that "I", "you", "he", "they" take different verb conjugations). However, in Swedish, verbs do not conjugate for person/number, only for tense!! This means that "I eat", "you eat", "he eats", "we eat", and "they eat" all take the same verb form -- "äter." Verbs in Swedish only change depending on whether you are talking about tense -- so "äter" does change to "åt" when you are talking about the past! Hope this helped!

2 years ago

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Thank you so much sr!

2 years ago
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