tillbaka

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Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish til baka, from til (to) + baka, genitive plural of baker (back), equivalent to till +‎ baks, according to SAOB online the alternative forms with -s are however not hence this fact, but rather from the genitive singular. Cognate with Icelandic til baka, Danish tilbage, Norwegian Bokmål tilbake and Norwegian Nynorsk tilbake.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɪlˈbɑːka/
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Adverb[edit]

tillbaka (not comparable)

  1. back, in return; (to a previous condition or place)
    Har du fått tillbaka din plånbok än?
    Have you got your wallet back yet?
    Han slog mig och jag slog tillbaka.
    He hit me and I hit him back.

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