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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bak(behind, at the back) +‎ grund(ground). Probably influenced by a foreign language, compare Danish baggrund(background), English background and German Hintergrund(background).[1]

NounEdit

bakgrund c

  1. ground (background, context, framework, surroundings)
  2. background, origins; one's social heritage
  3. background; a part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context
  4. background; a less important part of the scenery

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of bakgrund 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bakgrund bakgrunden bakgrunder bakgrunderna
Genitive bakgrunds bakgrundens bakgrunders bakgrundernas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ bakgrund in Svenska Akademiens ordbok online.