gärna

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjarna, from Proto-Germanic *gernô (willingly, gladly), the adverbial form of *gernaz (willing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

gärna (comparative hellre, superlative helst)

  1. willingly, gladly, readily
  2. easily; which easily or readily happens
    Försöker man balansera en penna på spetsen så ser man att den gärna faller omkull.
    If one tries to balance a pencil on its tip one sees that it easily falls over.

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