Could this also mean "Why do you know?" If not, how would you say that?
You can't use "Vet du varför" to say "Why do you know?"
That would be "Varför vet du det?".
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So what exactly does vet mean and what contexts are it used in? I'm a bit confused.
Veta is used for knowledge and facts, känna is used for knowing people.
It is like the difference between saber and conocer in Spanish.
Or wissen and kennen in german, I think
Excellent! I know no German, but I had in mind the English word [ken], now out of use. However it does appear in a song in The Sound of Music, which is why I know it! Yay!!
I love the Sound of Music! And you're right. There are a few words mentioned in the movie now out of use.
You are right, Zoidburger:
Swedish Vet du varför? =
German Weißt du warum? =
Spanish ¿Sabes por qué?
"Vet" is the present tense of "Veta" which means "To know"
Do you happen to know why Veta changed to vet in this sentence? Please? I'm confused. Thank you for any answer!
att veta=to know, vet=I know, smbd knows, etc.
Tack så mycket
Ok, but why doesn't this one end in -r?
I just told you. "Vet" is the PRESENT TENSE.
"Do you know why" is asking if the person knows RIGHT NOW.
Otherwise it would be "Will you know why?" -> "Ska du veta varför?"
Really struggling with the questions segment. Never had so many answers wrong. Can anyone point me to the sentence construction for questions in Swedish? Pretty please?
dude, same. i am having such a hard time now... swedish is not as easy as i initially had thought.
It's pretty simple. Replace "Do you X" with "X du". Swedish doesn't have the "Do X Y" constructions that English has.
Think of "Have you seen" instead of "Do you have seen?"
can someone please explain shortly how to use that new verb 'veta'? for instance, if one wants to say "I don't know" is it "Jag vet inte" ?
Thanks in advance.
Yes, that's right. I wrote shortly about the use of veta and känna in another comment here.
and "förstar du varför" would mean, "do you understand why?" ??
Is there a reason why you put "why" at the end instead of at the beginning?'So far the wh-word has always been before the verb.
It's because "why" isn't actually used as a question word in this case - it's the object in the phrase, just like any other object.
Aaaaaah that's much clearer, thank you buddy!
Very clarifying. Have a Lingot!
Vet du varför? Do you know why? And what if i would ask: Why don't you know? Is ' Varför du inte vet?' correct?
No, in questions the verb needs to be first of all. The only thing you can have before it is a question word. So it would have to be Varför vet du inte?
Now, as i thought over it, it seems obvious. I guess i had a temporary eclipse of the mind:). Tack.
Can I stress on "varför", too?
Isn't "Know you why?" Grammatically acceptable in English, or is that my mistake? (I know it is sort of dated but...)