vänster

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vinstri, from Proto-Germanic *winistraz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vänster

  1. left (on the left-hand side)
    gå genom vänster dörr, genom vänstra dörren
    walk through the left door
  2. (politics) left-wing; left

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vänster
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vänster
Neuter singular vänster
Plural vänstra
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 vänstre
All vänstra
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

vänster c

  1. the left side
  2. (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties
  3. (sports) A player on the left side of the field in sports like soccer or hockey

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vänster 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vänster vänstern vänstrar vänstrarna
Genitive vänsters vänsterns vänstrars vänstrarnas

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