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From Old Norse vakr (wakeful, watchful; brave), from Proto-Germanic *wakraz (awake). Cognate with Dutch wakker, Danish and Norwegian vakker, among others.


  • IPA(key): /ˈvak.kɛr/, [ˈvacːɛ̠r]
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vacker (comparative vackrare, superlative vackrast)

  1. beautiful
    • 1995, Peter Grönvall, Maria Rådsten, Nanne Grönvall (lyrics and music), “Det vackraste [The most beautiful thing ["thing" from being nominalized]]”, performed by Cecilia Vennersten:
      Det vackraste jag vet, är att se dig när du sover. Här råder stilla frid, och jag glömmer både rum och tid. Du ligger här bredvid, och jag känner hur du andas. Att älskas utav dig, är det vackraste för mig.
      The most beautiful thing I know, is to watch [see] you when you sleep. Here is quiet peace, and I forget both space and time. You lie here next to me, and I can feel you breathing. To be loved by you, is the most beautiful thing to me.
  2. pretty, handsome (of an amount or the like)


Inflection of vacker
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular vacker vackrare vackrast
Neuter singular vackert vackrare vackrast
Plural vackra vackrare vackrast
Masculine plural3 vackre vackrare vackrast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 vackre vackrare vackraste
All vackra vackrare vackraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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