äntligen

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German endeliken, from ende, equivalent to ändlig +‎ -en. Cognate with Danish endelig, Norwegian Bokmål endelig, Norwegian Nynorsk endeleg, German endlich, Dutch eindelijk and English endly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛntˌlɪ(ɡ)ɛn/, (colloquial) /ˈɛŋkˌlɪ(ɡ)ɛn/
  • Compare the colloquial pronunciation, where -änt becomes -enk, with egentligen and ordentlig.
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Adverb[edit]

äntligen

  1. at last, finally

Interjection[edit]

äntligen!

  1. finally! (Used to express sudden pleasure, joy, or great excitement in regard to an announcement or a message.)

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