Open main menu

German Low GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

väl

  1. Alternative spelling of vęl

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse vel, from Proto-Germanic *wela, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛːl/
  • (file)

AdverbEdit

väl (not comparable)

  1. well; accurately, completely, to a significant degree

Related termsEdit

NounEdit

väl n

  1. well-being, weal, health, welfare, wellness, luck, fortune
    Min önskan för ditt väl skall följa dina spår.
    My wish for your well-being shall follow your tracks.
    (i) väl och ve
    (for) better or worse

Pronunciation 2Edit

AdverbEdit

väl (not comparable)

  1. Used to give the statement a lower degree of certainty; a begging for agreement...
    Du såg väl den filmen i går?
    You did see that movie yesterday, right?

SpellingEdit

Because the spelling doesn't really reflect the pronunciation the misspelling väll is very common in informal texts.