hjälpa

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See also: hjalpa and hjálpa

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish hiælpa, from Old Norse hjalpa, from Proto-Germanic *helpaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱelb-, *ḱelp-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jɛlpːa/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

hjälpa (present hjälper, preterite hjälpte, supine hjälpt, imperative hjälp)

  1. to help; give aid or assistance to
  2. to help; provide support to
  3. to relieve; to ease someone's troubles or problems
    De nya värktabletterna hjälpte verkligen
    The new painkillers really helped the pain

Usage notes[edit]

  • The strong conjugation of this verb is seen as archaic, and might not be understood by less educated speakers. The weak past form is attested at least since the middle 17th century.[1]

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