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Ät or Äter?

A friend of mine send me a sentence where they used "Ät" instead of "Äter" to mean "to eat". In what context could one use this, or was it just a mistake?

1 year ago

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'Ät!' is a command, 'eat!'; 'äter' is the usual present tense form (I eat, jag äter; you eat, du äter, etc.).

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Tack! So just to clarify, you could use it in a sentence like "Eat the food I made!" or something?

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Yes; any sentence in which you would use an imperative in English will take this corresponding form in Swedish (which usually consists of removing the '-er' for verbs that end '-er' in the present tense, and removing '-r' from '-ar' verbs).

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