Finnish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Latin er. See äs for further details on the vowel.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈær/, [ˈær]
  • Rhymes: -ær
  • Syllabification(key): är

Noun edit


  1. The name of the Latin-script letter R.

Declension edit

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Luxembourgish edit

Etymology edit

From Old High German iuwar, from Proto-Germanic *izweraz. Cognate with German euer, English your, Icelandic yðar.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit


  1. second-person plural possessive pronoun, nominative or accusative case, feminine or plural object; your

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish ær (third-person singular indicative present of vara), from Old East Norse ᛁᛦ, ᛁᛋ (compare Old West Norse es, later er), from Proto-Norse ᛁᛊ (is), ᛁᛊᛏ (ist), from Proto-Germanic *isti, from Proto-Indo-European *es (to be).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit


  1. present indicative of vara; am/is/are
    Jag är hungrig
    I am hungry
    Han är nöjd
    He is satisfied
    Hon är en tiger
    She is a tiger
    De är pyttesmå
    They are tiny
    Hon är läkare
    She is a doctor (see vara for why there is no article and more examples)

Usage notes edit

The casual pronunciation is not in any way considered sloppy (as a point of reference, it's used in Ingmar Bergman scenes with highly stylized language). The spelling pronunciation can sound over-enunciated if used consistently.

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