dricka

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

The noun is derived from the verb.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /²drɪkːa/
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. to drink
    • 1915, Dan Andersson, Kolvaktarens Visor, Sista natten i Paindalen
      [] Och min farfar och farfars far var fattiga, svultna som jag,
      och i helgnätter, gnistrande klara, sina milor de klubbade till,
      och drucko som jag sin surmjölk och stekte sin sura sill []
      [] And my grandfather and great grandfather were poor, starved like I,
      and in weekend nights, sparkling clear, went they to their charcoal piles,
      and like I drank their sour milk, and roasted their sour herring []
  2. to regularly drink alcohol
    Nej tack, jag dricker inte.
    No thanks, I don't drink.

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Noun[edit]

dricka c

  1. (a bottle of) soft drink or (more rarely) beer
    Vill du ha en dricka?Do you want a bottle of soda?
    Hans favoritdricka var 7 UpHis favorite soft drink was 7 Up
    Synonym: (soft drink) läsk
  2. (colloquial, mass noun) something to drink during an occasion, (alcoholic) beverage
    Har du fixat dricka?
    Did you get stuff to drink?
    Jag står för drickat om du står för maten
    I'll provide stuff to drink if you provide food
  3. (colloquial, mass noun, in the definite "drickat") the water, the sea, the lake
    falla i drickat
    fall into the water ("the drink")

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).

Declension[edit]

Declension of dricka 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative dricka drickan drickor drickorna
Genitive drickas drickans drickors drickornas
Declension of dricka 2, 3
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative dricka drickat
Genitive drickas drickats

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