dricka

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse drekka, from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dricka (present dricker , preterite drack , supine druckit , imperative drick )

  1. to drink
  2. to regularly drink alcohol

Conjugation[edit]

Troponyms[edit]

to drink
to drink alcohol

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the above verb.

Noun[edit]

dricka c

  1. a drink; something which is drinkable (especially of soft drinks)
  2. beer or similar drink; rootbeer
  3. (colloquial) the water, the sea, the lake
    Falla i drickat
    fall into the water

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Usage notes[edit]

The neuter form (drickat) refers to the substance in general, e.g. all beverages at a party or all water in the lake. The common gender form (drickan) refers to a specific bottle (min dricka, din dricka) or a specific recipe (svagdrickan, lingondrickan).

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