SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nær, from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz, comparative of *nēhw. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂neḱ- (to reach).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æːr

AdverbEdit

när (not comparable)

  1. when
    När börjar filmen?
    When does the movie begin?
  2. (about time) as
    När jag skulle gå hem,...
    As I was about to go home,...

VerbEdit

när

  1. present tense of nära.
  2. imperative of nära.

WestrobothnianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse nær, comparative of ná-. Unstressed doublet of ner.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [nɛ́ˑɾ], [nɛ́ɾ]

PrepositionEdit

när

  1. at, by, with, at (someone’s) place

SynonymsEdit