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torde (defective verb)

  1. should (be) and also probably is; auxiliary verb used to express probable, but still hypothetical, actions or conditions.
    Det torde inte innebära några problem.
    That shouldn't cause any problems.
    Det torde inte vara möjligt att kasta en boll 30 meter upp i luften.
    It is probably not possible to throw a ball 30 meters straight up into the air.
    Mordet torde ha utförts för cirka 20 timmar sedan.
    The murder was probably committed about 20 hours ago.