när

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, from Proto-Germanic *nēhwiz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

när (not comparable)

  1. when
    När börjar filmen?
    When does the movie begin?
  2. (about time) as
    När jag skulle gå hem,...
    As I was about to go home,...

Verb[edit]

när

  1. present tense of nära.
  2. imperative of nära.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɛ́ˑɾ], [nɛ́ɾ]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nær, comparative of ná-. Unstressed doublet of ner.

Preposition[edit]

när

  1. at, by, with, at (someone’s) place

Synonyms[edit]