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Related to led (tired, bored)


  • IPA(key): /lɛsːən/
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ledsen (comparative ledsnare, superlative ledsnast)

  1. sorry, sad
    Jag är ledsen om jag stör.
    I'm sorry if I'm bothering you.
    Hans kanin hade just dött, och han var ledsen och grät.
    His rabbit had just died, and he was sad and cried.
    Hur vet man om ett barn är ledset?
    How does one know if a child is sad?
    Alla var väldigt ledsna.
    Everyone was very sad.

Usage notes


See the usage notes for sorgsen, for which the natural translation is often sad as well.


Inflection of ledsen
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ledsen ledsnare ledsnast
Neuter singular ledset ledsnare ledsnast
Plural ledsna ledsnare ledsnast
Masculine plural3 ledsne ledsnare ledsnast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ledsne ledsnare ledsnaste
All ledsna ledsnare ledsnaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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