var någonstans

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Swedish[edit]

Interjection[edit]

var någonstans?

  1. where?; used to ask for clarifications or specification on where something is located or where something happens
    – Vet du var (någonstans) Tomas bor?.
    – Do you know where Tomas lives?

Usage notes[edit]

If the phrase is used on its own, the någonstans is customarily added to make the question sound less harsh, but if it is part of a longer sentence it may be dropped.

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