Difference between ej, and inte.

Is it a dialectal difference? or do the have separate meanings/uses?

November 2, 2018


They explain it here:

Or here:

It means pretty much the same. But I think that ej is a bit more formal and not really used in speech that often.

November 2, 2018

You're right. The use of "ej" is quite rare and it has a very strict tone to it. You'll find it occasionally, perhaps on signs telling you what not to do.

November 5, 2018

Only if you been to Sweden you’ll see it on signs in public and on transport

Till exempel (For example) Gäller ej cyklar (Does not apply to bicycles) Ej tillträdet (No access) Ej i tjänst (Not in service)

November 6, 2018

So 'ej' is like a 'forbjudet' action....? (how does one type the Swedish letters with dots and o-rings on the top in these discussions - it throws me out of the discussion altogether when I try)

November 14, 2018
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