"Han dricker."

Translation:He is drinking.

February 28, 2015



Does it mean both "he drinks" and "is drinking"?

February 28, 2015



February 28, 2015


So there's no such thing as present continuous tense in swedish?

February 28, 2015


There are two ways of emphasizing a continuous tense in Swedish.

The first is by using two verbs.

"De sitter och spelar" -> "They're playing (while sitting)"

With that method, the first verb is usually one that implies position like Stå/Sitta/Ligga.

Another way is with "Håller på".

"De håller på att laga bilen" -> "They are busy fixing the car"

February 28, 2015


No, we derive it contextually if needed. You could form constructions such as han är sittande (he is sitting), but they're a bit more rare, and not technically a continuous tense.

February 28, 2015


Is 'r' pronounced at the end of 'dricker', please?

December 1, 2015


Yes, typically. It can be very weak or silent if the word isn't stressed though.

December 1, 2015


What is the difference of pronunciation for "han" and "hon"?

January 13, 2016


A and O, no? Different sounds

March 19, 2016


Han is a boy and hon is a girl like he and she

June 4, 2016


The speaker seems to omit the first 'r' in 'dricker'. Is this correctly pronounced?

May 24, 2016


Same ! When I only listen to 'dricker' we can clearly hear the 'r' but then when I play the full sentence, it's not that clear anymore..

June 20, 2017


I hear a softly rolled R, not entirely silent. Is this correct? I do notice thar Swedes in films use both a softly rolled and a hard R (like Midwestern Americans), depending on where the R falls in the word and what word follows. Is this standard?

July 5, 2016


Both r:s should be pronounced.

February 9, 2019


Is the sound of the "r" in swedish as in "raw" (english) or as in "faro" (spanish)? I can't get it from the audio.

Thanks in advance!

August 9, 2017


More like in "faro" then, but not with quite as clearly rolling, I would say. But it varies over the country, like no other phonem in the Swedish language. In Skåne you'd use more of a French 'r' for example.

February 9, 2019


This can also mean: He drinks Or like the commonly way, he is drinking. Dricker can be seen as: "Is drinking, am drinking, are drinking, drinks, any other context I forgot. These can be undescribed, in a way.

March 21, 2017


at first I was confused, mainly because I think it speaks to fast and I didn't get the is drinking an drinks part

August 9, 2017
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