"We go."

Translation:Vi åker.

November 18, 2014



What is the difference between "ga°" and "a°ker"?

November 18, 2014


Gå - is getting to a place usually by walking (not always) Åka - is getting to a place by riding in something, like a boat, a car, train or a plane.

November 18, 2014


Like gehen and fahren in german ?

November 24, 2014


They don't work 100% the same. In German, they can actually say things like Ich gehe ins Ausland, whereas you can't use like that in Swedish.

December 30, 2014


OK, but does that imply that "åker" means something more like "drive" (operate a vehicle) or "ride" (be transported by a vehicle) than "go" (move yourself somewhere)? Or am I misinterpreting something?

May 11, 2015


Yes, åker implies that you use some means of transportation. But it still translates go in many cases. We go abroad -> Vi åker utomlands.

May 11, 2015


No. Åker means travel by. If you drive it you kör...

August 9, 2017


Is åka like fahren and gå like laufen?

June 21, 2015


Only in some cases, not generally.
fahren can mean 'drive', but åker cannot. Kannst du Auto fahren? -> Kan du köra bil? -> Can you drive a car?

laufen can mean both 'run' and 'walk', but cannot mean 'run'.

June 21, 2015


what does åker mean literally

September 18, 2016


I don't know if you can just give it one definite main meaning, but I guess it would be "rides" (as in riding a vehicle)? I'm assuming that's what you mean by "literally", since it's not a compound verb or something.

October 28, 2018
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