Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 22:47

ännu

See also: annu

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛˌnɵ/, /ɛˈnʉː/
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AdjectiveEdit

ännu (not comparable)

  1. (Finland) another, else
    Det var ännu något som jag ville säga.
    There was something else I wanted to say.
    There was another thing I wanted to mention.

SynonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

ännu (not comparable)

  1. (with the negative) yet, thus far
    Jag har inte sett honom ännu. or Jag har ännu inte sett honom.
    I haven't seen him yet.
  2. still, even (in comparisons)
    Jag gillar min bil, men den här är ännu bättre!
    I like my car, but this one is even better!
  3. yet another; in addition; still another point to a list
    Detektiven hittade ännu ett möjligt motiv för mordet.
    The detective found yet another possible motive for the murder.
  4. still, up to a time
    Det finns hopp ännu!
    There is still hope.

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

thus far
There are two options for the word order when using "ännu", as in the examples. The synonym "än" is however only used with the first option: "Jag har inte sett honom än." - but it is not used with a negative.
There are some slight nuances in the meaning of the words, in that "inte ännu"/"ännu inte" might imply that one isn't quite certain if it ever will happen, while "inte än" implies a certain degree of confidence that it will happen (sooner or later).
Concerning the synonyms: "hittills" is only used about conditions which has been true up to the present time.
yet another
Compare word order for the different synonyms:
  • ännu ett motiv
  • ytterligare ett motiv
  • ett motiv till
As for meaning, 'till' can be translated as "another" while 'ännu' and 'ytterligare' are "yet another". In Finland ännu can however mean ytterligare, see the adjective header.