See also: undergang

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

under +‎ gång, like German Untergang

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

undergång c

  1. the end (usually of something larger, more complex, and more abstract, through being destroyed or the like); destruction, doom, ruin, etc., (of a society or the like) downfall
    världens undergång
    the end of the world
    mänsklighetens undergång
    the end of humanity
    en känsla av (nära) förestående undergång
    a feeling of impending doom
    Bara Nisse kan rädda oss från undergång
    Only Nisse can save us from destruction
    romarrikets undergång
    the fall of the Roman Empire ("romarrikets fall" appears to be more common – "undergång" sounds a bit more dramatic)
  2. an underpass (a tunnel for pedestrians under a street or railway)

Usage notes edit

Something meeting its end, with a fairly dramatic-sounding word. Has many different possible translations depending on context.

Declension edit

Declension of undergång 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative undergång undergången undergångar undergångarna
Genitive undergångs undergångens undergångars undergångarnas

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