DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse upp á, compare English upon

PrepositionEdit

  1. on

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse upp á, compare English upon

PrepositionEdit

  1. on; touching from above; or touching, hanging from

AdjectiveEdit

  1. (of machines, etc) turned on; functioning

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse upp á, compare English upon.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

  1. on (touching from above or touching, hanging from)

AdjectiveEdit

  1. (of machines, etc) turned on; functioning

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse upp á, compare English upon

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

  1. on, on top of; touching from above
    Boken ligger bordet
    The book lies on the table
  2. on, against, touching; hanging from or being attached to (a vertical surface)
    Äpplet som hänger den grenen
    The apple hanging on that branch
    Skylten väggen
    The sign on the wall
  3. on (a certain day)
    julafton
    on Christmas Eve
  4. at (some abstract concepts)
    jobbet
    at work
  5. in (a language)
    svenska
    in Swedish
Usage notesEdit

only means 'at' when it cannot mean 'on top', usually when talking about abstract concepts rather than physical objects that one may be on top of. For 'at' in a truly spatial sense, use vid.

In the time sense, it is only used for speaking of days when describing them in some sense: på julafton, på min födelsedag, på måndag; when giving a date this preposition is excluded: Han köpte bilen den tredje maj = He bought the car on the third of May

SynonymsEdit

  • å (obsolete except in certain fixed expressions and compounds)

AdjectiveEdit

  1. (of machines, etc) turned on; functioning

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 29 March 2014, at 20:38