förr

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish fyr, from Old Norse fyrr, from Proto-Germanic *furiz, comparative of Proto-Germanic *furi, *furai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

förr

  1. before (at an earlier time)
    Det var bättre förr.
    It was better before.
    Förr i tiden var det inte lätt
    It wasn't easy back in the day.
  2. soon, early
    Ju förr desto bättre
    The sooner the better.
    Förr eller senare händer det.
    Sooner or later it will happen.
  3. (dated) rather
    Förr offrar han sin högra hand.
    He'll rather sacrifise his right hand.

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