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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kunna (third person singular past indicative kundi, third person plural past indicative kundu, supine kunnað)

  1. can, to be able to
  2. to know

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kunna (preterite-present verb, third-person singular present indicative kann, third-person singular past indicative kunni, supine kunnað)

  1. (with accusative) to know, to be able to, to know how to
    Kanntu þetta?
    Do you know this?

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This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

kunna (present tense kan, past tense kunne, past participle kunna)

  1. Alternative form of kunne

Old FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kunnaną.

VerbEdit

kunna

  1. to be able (to), can

DescendantsEdit


Old SwedishEdit

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish kunna, from Old Norse kunna, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kunna

  1. can, to be able to
  2. to know, to have as knowledge
  3. to know, to understand
  4. to know how to do

Usage notesEdit

The English verb know has several different translations in Swedish, and the correct choice is not always obvious:

  • veta -- This is used mainly about theoretical knowledge (to know individual facts), while kunna also assumes ability, or even proficiency in the use of the knowledge.
  • veta om -- To be aware of.
  • känna -- To know about a person or their intentions (also: to recognize someone, to know someone's name).
  • känna till -- About knowing a (small) specific piece of fact; be (loosely) aware of. May indicate that the facts are a bit distant or less important to the person.

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