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the difference bettween "ej" and "inte"

what is the difference between "ej" and "inte" and how we know which one to use?

1 year ago

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Ej is more formal and rarely used in spoken Swedish.

1 year ago

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I am not sure that "ej" is necessarily more formal ("inte" would also be perfectly acceptable in written laws etc.), but it is certainly more old fashioned and, as you write, rarely used in spoken Sweden.

1 year ago

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If you're still interested, I've written a longer answer with examples in Swedish here: https://www.omsvenska.se/inte-icke-ej/

You get a bonus too, that is “icke”.

3 months ago