hård

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See also: hard, haard, and härd

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish harth, from Old Norse harðr (hard), from Proto-Germanic *harduz (hard), from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong; powerful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hård

  1. hard
  2. tough
  3. severe, harsh

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hård
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hård hårdere hårdest2
Neuter singular hårdt hårdere hårdest2
Plural hårde hårdere hårdest2
Definite attributive1 hårde hårdere hårdeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish harþer, from Old Norse harðr, from Proto-Germanic *harduz, from Proto-Indo-European *kert-, *kret- (strong, powerful).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hård (comparative hårdare, superlative hårdast)

  1. hard; inflexible; rigid; unbending
  2. hard; resistant to pressure
  3. hard; demanding a lot of effort to endure
  4. (about water) hard; high in dissolved calcium compounds
  5. (about a person) severe; strict; unfriendly
  6. (slang, vulgar, of a male) hard; sexually aroused
  7. (of weather) severe; very bad or intense
  8. with strength; forceful

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hård
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular hård hårdare hårdast
Neuter singular hårt hårdare hårdast
Plural hårda hårdare hårdast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 hårde hårdare hårdaste
All hårda hårdare hårdaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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