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'would have' and other phrases in Swedish

Minwoo1234
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I finished the Swedish skill tree and this thought came up to me while I was taking a shower. What is 'would have' in Swedish? Like, 'I would have taken'. Is it 'Jag skulle ha tagit'? So, here's my question. 1) What is 'could have'? 2) What is 'should have'? 3) What is 'would have'? 4) What are some good Swedish dictionaries on the net? Help me fellow Swedes! Tack.

1 year ago

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Akvamariin
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Yes, it would be "Jag skulle ha tagit".

1) kunde ha 2) borde ha 3) skulle ha

I sometimes use bab.la but I'm not sure how it compares to others.

1 year ago

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Minwoo1234
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What about 'maste ha' for 2) ? Sorry about the missing dot. And also, what form do you use? har ~t form?

1 year ago

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Minwoo1234
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And thank you

1 year ago

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MÃ¥ste means have to so it would not work.

What do you mean by "what form do you use"?

1 year ago

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Minwoo1234
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'talar' means talk but it changes when har is used with it. It changes to talat in har talat. Like that, how do you change your verbs?

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All right. It basically works like English. Talk and talked are pratar and pratade (talar means speak). Have talked, however, is har talat. Swedish does not use a participle in perfect tenses but a special form called supinum (supine in English, I believe).

I talk - Jag pratar

I talked - Jag pratade

I have talked - Jag har pratat

I had talked - Jag hade pratat

I would have talked - Jag skulle ha pratat

I should have talked - Jag borde ha pratat

etc

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Minwoo1234
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Thanks for the specific reply

1 year ago
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