kär

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See also: kar, kaer, Kar, kár, kâr, Kär, kår, and kær

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish kær, from Old Norse kærr, from Old French chier, cher, from Latin cārus, from Proto-Indo-European *kār- (dear).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ɕæːr/
  • Rhymes: -æːr

Adjective[edit]

kär (comparative kärare, superlative kärast)

  1. (with ”i”) in love /with/, enamored /of/with/
    Jag tror jag börjar bli kär i honom.
    I think I'm starting to fall in love with him.
    Åh herregud, hon är kär i sin bästa kompis tjej.
    Oh my, she is in love with her best friend's girlfriend.
  2. dear
    Min kära syster, kan du ge mig ett glas vatten, tack!
    My dear sister, can you hand me a glass of water, please!
    • 1963, Arne Qvick (lyrics and music), “Rosen”:
      En ros röd som blod, så att du förstod att det är dig som jag håller kär.
      A rose red like blood, so that you understood that it is you that I hold dear.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kär
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kär kärare kärast
Neuter singular kärt kärare kärast
Plural kära kärare kärast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 käre kärare käraste
All kära kärare käraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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