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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɔː/, [fɔːˀ]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse fár.

Adjective[edit]

(comparative færre, superlative færrest)

  1. few
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old Norse .

Verb[edit]

(imperative , infinitive at , present tense får, past tense fik, past participle har fået)

  1. get
  2. have
    at et barn: to have a baby

Noun[edit]

  1. på må og fåat random

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse fár

Adjective[edit]

(neuter singular , definite singular and plural , comparative færre, indefinite superlative færrest, definite superlative færreste)

  1. few
    Hun syntes hun fikk gaver til jul.
    She thought she got few presents for Christmas.
    De færreste vet om hendelsen.
    Very few know of the incident. (literally: the fewest know of the incident)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse (to grab, capture, conquer), shortening of obsolete Old Norse fanga, from Middle Low German. Compare fange and other verb shortenings (ganga --> , standa --> stå).

Verb[edit]

(imperative , infinitive passive fås, present tense får, present passive fås, simple past fikk, past participle fått, present participle fående)

  1. to get; to have; to obtain; to receive; to obtain.
    Be, så skal dere . Let, så skal dere finne. Bank på, så skal det lukkes opp for dere. (The Bible, Matt. 7,7)
    Pray, and you shall receive. Search, and you shall find. Knock, and the door shall be opened to you. (literal translation)
    Hva fikk du til jul?
    What did you get for Christmas?
    Hvor mange fisk fikk du?
    How many fish did you get?
    Det beste er godt nok, bare man kan det. (proverb)
    The best is good enough, if only one can get it.
  2. (as a auxiliary verb) to get done; to accomplish
    Husk å gjort leksene!
    Remember to get your homework done!
  3. (medicine) to get; to catch; to aquire
    Jeg får hodepine av alt det bråket!
    All that noise is giving me a headache! (literally: I'm getting a headache from all that noise)
    Han fikk en alvorlig skade.
    He got a serious injury.
  4. (as an auxiliary verb) will; have to; better
    Det får vente.
    It will have to wait.
  5. (as an auxiliary verb) may, can, be allowed
    Pasienten får ikke ta imot besøk.
    The patient is not allowed to have visits.
  6. (as an auxiliary verb) shall, will
    Vi får se hva som skjer.
    We'll see what happens.
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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse fár

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(definite singular and plural , comparative færre, indefinite superlative færrast, definite superlative færraste)

  1. few
    Ho syntest ho fekk gåver til jul.
    She thought she got few presents for Christmas.
    Dei færraste veit om hendinga.
    Very few know of the incident. (literally: the fewest know of the incident)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse (to measure, decorate, imprint, to make something colourful).

Verb[edit]

(present tense får, past tense fådde, past participle fådd/fått, passive infinitve fåast, present participle fåande, imperative )

  1. bleach, blanch
    Lakenet vart fådd i sola.
    The sheet was bleached out in the sun.
  2. soak and dissolve; rot
    Dei har tenkt å hampen.
    They are going to soak and dissolve the hemp.
    Regnet får høyet.
    The rain is decomposing the hay.
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Usage notes[edit]

This verb is rarely used; the synonyms mentioned here are far more common.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse (to grab, capture, conquer), shortening of obsolete Old Norse fanga, from Middle Low German. Compare fange and other verb shortenings (ganga --> , standa --> stå).

Verb[edit]

(present tense får, past tense fekk, past participle fått, passive infinitive fåast, present participle fåande, imperative )

  1. To get; to have; to obtain; to receive; to obtain.
    Be, så skal de . Leit, så skal de finna. Bank på, så skal det latast opp for dykk. (The Bible, Matt. 7,7)
    Pray, and you shall receive. Search, and you shall find. Knock, and the door shall be opened to you. (literal translation)
    Kva fekk du til jul?
    What did you get for Christmas?
    Kor mang fiskar fekk du?
    How many fish did you get?
    Det beste er godt nok, berre ein kan det. (proverb)
    The best is good enough, if only one can get it.
  2. (as a auxiliary verb) to get done; to accomplish
    Hugs å gjort leksene!
    Remember to get your homework done!
  3. (medicine) to get; to catch; to aquire
    Eg får hovudpine av alt det bråket!
    All that noise is giving me a headache! (literally: I'm getting a headache from all that noise)
    Han fekk ein alvorleg skade.
    He got a serious injury.
  4. (as an auxiliary verb) will; have to; better
    Det får vente.
    It will have to wait.
  5. (as an auxiliary verb) may, can, be allowed
    Pasienten får ikkje ta imot besøk.
    The pasient is not allowed to have visits.
  6. (as an auxiliary verb) shall, will
    Vi får sjå kva som skjer.
    We'll see what happens.
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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish fār, from Old Norse fár, from Proto-Germanic *fawaz.

Adjective[edit]

(comparative färre, superlative (färst))

  1. few
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Usage notes[edit]

The superlative form färst is extremely rare and was considered extinct for the whole 20th century. Usually, “minst” is used, or, when used as a noun, a rewording on the lines of “det minsta antalet” (literally: “the least number of”, or “the smallest number of”) is done.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *fanhaną, whence also German fangen, Dutch vangen.

Verb[edit]

  1. to get, to receive
    Jag fick paketet idag.
    I received the package today.
    Han fick 'nej' som svar.
    He got a 'no' for an answer.
  2. to be allowed to, may; to have the opportunity to
    Du får ta så många du vill.
    You may take as many as you want.
  3. to be forced to, to have to
    När det är kallt ute får man ha på sig mer kläder.
    When it's cold outside, one has to wear more clothes.
  4. to get, to cause to happen, to make someone to do something
    ut honom därifrån!
    Get him out of there!
    Pavlov fick hundarna att dregla när middagsklockan ringde.
    Pavlov made the dogs salivate when the dinner bell chimed.
  5. (with an adverb) to manage to do something, often to cause a movement (in a figurative or literal sense)
    Vi kan inte upp låset - det har rostat fast.
    We can't get the lock to open - it has rusted shut.
    Regeringen fick igenom bugeten efter en lång debatt.
    The government got the budget past [the parliament] after a long debate.
  6. to get; to cause to become; to bring about.
    Jag hoppas jag hinner det här gjort innan lunch.
    I hope I have time to get this done before lunchtime.
  7. to get; to catch a disease
  8. to get; to catch out, trick successfully.
  9. to get; to catch (e.g. fish, game, a criminal)
    Hur mycket fisk fick ni?
    How much fish did you get?
  10. to get (as an answer)
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  • ta emot (the physical action of being handed something)