sådan

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See also: sadan

Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sōdān, a compound of 1. (so) from Proto-Germanic *swa, and 2. dān (done), past participle of dōn (to do), from Proto-Germanic *dōną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsʌd̥ən], [ˈsʌnˀən], (archaic) IPA(key): [ˈsɔˀd̥an], (informal) IPA(key): [ˈsʌnˀ]. The informal variants sådan en, sådan et and sådan nogle are pronounced IPA(key): [ˈsʌnˀən] IPA(key): [ˈsʌnˀəd], IPA(key): [ˈsʌnoːn]. As an exclamation IPA(key): [ˈsʌˈd̥an].

Adjective[edit]

sådan

  1. such
  2. like this, like that, like these, like those

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of sådan
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular sådan 2
Neuter singular sådant 2
Plural sådanne 2
Definite attributive1 sådanne
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the singular, the adjective is most often used uninflected in combination with the indefinite article: sådan en, sådan et rather than sådan, sådant. In the plural, non-formal speech uses the combination sådan nogle rather than sådanne.

Adverb[edit]

sådan

  1. like this, like that, in this way, in that way
  2. so much
  3. about, something like
  4. sort of

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adverb[edit]

sådan (somewhat dated)

  1. like this, like that, in this way, in that way
  2. so much

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German sōdān, a compound of 1. (so) from Proto-Germanic *swa, and 2. dān (done), past participle of dōn (to do), from Proto-Germanic *dōną.


Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Determiner[edit]

sådan (neuter sådant, plural sådana)

  1. such, such a
    Med en sådan vän, vem behöver fiender? = With such a friend, who needs enemies?
    Sådan är världen, det är bara vänja sig. = Such is the world, just get used to it.