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From Old Swedish beqvæmber (suitable). Compare German bequem, Dutch bekwaam, Danish bekvem.


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bekväm (comparative bekvämare, superlative bekvämast)

  1. comfortable (providing comfort and ease; agreeable)
    en bekväm fåtölj
    a comfortable armchair
  2. lazy out of preferring comfort
    Han är lite bekväm av sig och tar bilen till jobbet fast det bara är en kilometer
    He has a bit of a lazy ("comfortable") bent and takes the car to work even though it's only a kilometer


Inflection of bekväm
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bekväm bekvämare bekvämast
Neuter singular bekvämt bekvämare bekvämast
Plural bekväma bekvämare bekvämast
Masculine plural3 bekväme bekvämare bekvämast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bekväme bekvämare bekvämaste
All bekväma bekvämare bekvämaste
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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