"Han stöttar mig."

Translation:He supports me.

November 18, 2014



Does this verb mean both to support physically (like support someone with crutches) and to support someone financially (support with money)?

November 20, 2014


Yes, it can mean both. It can also mean to give a helping hand, moral support or comfort.

November 20, 2014


That's true, but notice that if you want to say that someone supports someone financially as in pays all of their living costs, the word for that is försörjer.

March 24, 2016


Odd, I interpreted it as neither of these but emotional support.

June 1, 2016


Not odd at all! That is how I interpreted it as well.

July 16, 2016


That's the most likely interpretation in Swedish too.

September 10, 2016


It's crazy how many words you already basically know if you speak German and English while learning Swedish like stöttar = stützen, väljer = wählen, vill = vollen...

March 24, 2016


Indeed. Due to the very heavy influence of the Hanseatic League in the middle ages, Swedish is basically the bastard child of Old Norse and German.

March 24, 2016


I think the vikings could be described as being "Germanic" and stuff if "Crusader Kings 2" taught me anything...

October 6, 2018


What verb is more prevalent? I have a book of swedish verbs and tense conjugations, and the verb "to support" is shown as "stöda" and "stödja". Is the use of "stötta" more common in speech than the other two?

January 9, 2015


stötta is a somewhat colloquial. For more abstract meanings, like if you'd say things like 'this supports her argument', or 'I support this suggestion', we only use stödja or stöda (those two are just spelling variants).
stötta is more common for emotional support

These verbs are used in many expressions and which verb is preferred can vary a bit depending on the specific expression.

September 10, 2016


Would stöttar also be used in reference to supporting a sports team (for example)?

February 2, 2016


It could be, but not in the sense of rooting/cheering for a certain team, in which case you "hejar/håller på" a team (not a phrasal verb, the particle isn't stressed!)

March 24, 2016


why the voice pause in the middle of the stöttat in the sentence? han stö-ttar mig

May 31, 2015

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    Stöt-tar is the correct pronunciation.

    Unlike English, Swedish double consonants are pronounced the way they are written - longer than single consonants, which may sound like a pause.

    If you have noticed, flickan is pronounced like flik-kan, hoppar like hop-par, and hittar like hit-tar.

    July 4, 2016


    Hm... English does have this feature. Perhaps it is not as consistent as Swedish though. I remember, for example, when learning the word "bookkeeper" my teacher stressing that there were two K's, like "book-keeper," not "book-eeper."

    July 16, 2016


    Does this work for supporting a candidate?

    March 10, 2017


    I think a better word for that would be "stödjer".

    November 4, 2018


    Is stöttar also used in supporting a building or mine so it doesn't collapse?

    October 1, 2018



    November 4, 2018


    When mig and dig is used?

    January 22, 2019
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