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Inte ännu, inte än or ännu inte?

Hey,

Somewhere I read or heard that you either say “inte än” or “ännu inte”. But my boyfriend and his friends often (or even always?) use “inte ännu”?!

Also, when do I seperate these two words in a sentence? Sometimes I hear sentences like “Jag är inte klar än.” and sometimes I hear sentences like „Jag är inte ännu/ännu inte/inte än klar.“

It all confuses the hell out of me! I need help! :'D

April 22, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

All three are actually correct, though inte ännu might have been considered poorer Swedish longer ago.

The word order is usually simple:

  • inte x än
  • inte x ännu
  • ännu inte x

That is assuming there actually is an x, e.g. jag har inte ätit än. Otherwise, just skip it:

- Har du ätit?
- Inte än!

In this case, though, ännu inte sounds really stiff or formal.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/giuliano.emilio

Thanks for the answer! :)

But I've also seen sentences with the structure “inte ännu x” like “Har du inte ännu varit där?” Is that just vardagspråk? Or actually wrong?

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

The line between correct and incorrect, colloquial and old is very blurry here at best, to be honest. I would avoid that phrasing in text, but if that's how people around you speak, you may want to adopt it as well.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/giuliano.emilio

I see, okay :)

And that sentence structure is the same even for longer sentences? Like “Jag har inte smakat på surströmming och druckit julmust ännu”? ^^

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Yup. Theoretically, you could put an infinite amount of stuff in there. :)

April 22, 2018
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