lätt

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse léttr, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lätt (comparative lättare, superlative lättast)

  1. light; of low weight
  2. (of food) light; containing only small amounts of fat and/or sugar
  3. (of alcoholic drinks) containing only small amounts of alcohol; containing less alcohol than customary
  4. easy; not difficult

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lätt
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lätt lättare lättast
Neuter singular lätt lättare lättast
Plural lätta lättare lättast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lätte lättare lättaste
All lätta lättare lättaste
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.

Usage notes[edit]

When referring to food or drinks it is often used as the first part of a compound: lättöl (alcohol-weak beer), lättmjölk (low-fat milk).

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