"Han dricker inte juice."

Translation:He does not drink juice.

January 12, 2015



Han dricker inte olja/juice, this man does not use much liquid :D

July 29, 2015


If "Han dricker inte juice" is "he does not drink juice", can it also mean "he is not drinking juice," or is there another verb for that?

February 19, 2015


Yes, it can also mean "he is not drinking juice".

March 2, 2015


Can 'inte' be used as a substitute for 'nej'? For example

Woman: Dricker du olja? Man: Inte!

August 23, 2015


No, we don't use it like that.

August 24, 2015


I thought juice was jus in swedish.

November 16, 2015


The Swedish Academy tried for a long time to make Swedes spell this word jos, but they failed and had to give up. Most Swedes hated this spelling. Nowadays, juice is the only spelling in the Svenska Akademiens ordbok, the standard spelling dictionary.

December 10, 2015


So this can be translated as "he does not drink juice.".

Is this a statement that applies only currently? As in telling another that he isn't drinking juice currently (For example at a restaurant). Or can it be a more general statement? Such as the man generally dislikes juice and thus doesn't (ever) drink juice.

May 23, 2018


Swedish, like most other languages, doesn't differentiate so much between simple present and present continuous as English does. So this sentence can mean both "He doesn't drink juice" and "He isn't drinking juice".

May 30, 2018


That doesn't really answer the question. Or are you saying Yes, it means both.

So "the vegetation does not eat meat."

I get that he isn't eating meat right now. But does this apply to the fact that he doesn't eat meat as a general principle or just that he isn't eating meat at the present time.

May 31, 2018


They don't seem to make a distinction between the present tense and the infinitive. I'd suspect it'd be gleaned through context - or I suspect by adding some equivalent of "right now" if you wanted to imply that they might, in the future, perform the act they aren't currently doing.

August 11, 2018


There's a huge difference between present tense and infinitive in Swedish, could you please clarify what you mean through examples?

August 11, 2018


yep, fair. Looks like I didn't remember my grammar correctly. Managed to mix up infinitives, present, and present continous tenses. Don'd mind me. I Should have said their present and present continuous are the same: Eg. I make mistakes. I am making mistakes. - more specific to the course: I drink Jag dricker I am drinking Jag dricker

August 11, 2018


I guess it's left ambiguous unless you said something like "han dricker aldrig juice" to indicate that it's a permanent preference of his rather than a statement about what he is currently drinking.

January 3, 2019


"He does not drink juice" if fine but "He dosent drink juice" is not?

April 7, 2019


It works if you spell it "doesn't". :)

April 7, 2019


Is inte like geen or kein? Can someone explain negation please? :)

January 12, 2015


Inte = not (EN) or niet (NL)

Inget/ingen/inga = None (EN) or geen/kein (NL/DE)

BUT in Dutch and German, you have to say geen/kein where you would have "niet een" or "nicht ein", which is not the case in Swedish. Swedish can (and will) sometimes express things with "inte en/ett", e.g. "det är inte en insekt" ("it is not a insect").

January 12, 2015


In this sentence ''e'' in dricker is voiceless? I can't hear it and that makes the pronuntiation soo tough

September 2, 2015


Unstressed vowels are often sort of weak, it's called a schwa vowel. So it isn't strange if you don't hear it clearly, it is normally pronounced in a blurry way.


December 10, 2015


Is there any word from the same root as saft in german?

October 10, 2015


Yes, we have the same word (en) saft, it means a sweet drink maybe like 'a cordial' in English. It can also be used as a general word for juice, e.g. köttsaft = 'meat juice'.

October 20, 2015


Is inte the same as ikke in Norwegian?

February 25, 2019


Yup. We also have icke with the same meaning, but it's fairly formal and not as often used in everyday speech and informal writing.

February 26, 2019
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