trivas

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish þrīvas ("to go forward; to grow; to be strengthened; to be successful"), from Old Norse þrífa, from Proto-Germanic *þrībaną. Related to English thrive and thrift. See also trivsel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

trivas (present trivs, preterite trivdes, supine trivts)

  1. To feel a durable sense of comfort and satisfaction.
    Jag trivs i sällskap av mina vänner.
    "I like being in the company of my friends."
  2. To be acclimatized to (of plants and animals).
    Skatorna trivs i parken utanför skolan.
    "The magpies have made themselves at home in the park outside the school."

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