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See also: oppen


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From Old Swedish ypin, øppin, from Old Norse opinn, from Proto-Germanic *upanaz. Compare Norwegian open, Danish åben, Icelandic opinn, Dutch open, Low German apen, open, German offen, West Frisian iepen, English open.



öppen (comparative öppnare, superlative öppnast)

  1. open (not closed)
  2. open; prepared to conduct business
  3. open; receptive
    Jag är öppen för nya idéer.
    I'm open for new ideas.
  4. open, candid
  5. honest; ready to reveal any secrets
  6. public; open for everyone
  7. (about a question) not yet decided
  8. (automotive) topless, without top or roof
    en öppen vagn
    an open (topless) carriage


Inflection of öppen
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular öppen öppnare öppnast
Neuter singular öppet öppnare öppnast
Plural öppna öppnare öppnast
Masculine plural3 öppne öppnare öppnast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 öppne öppnare öppnaste
All öppna öppnare öppnaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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