vem

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See also: vêm

Latvian[edit]

Verb[edit]

vem

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of vemt
  2. 2nd person singular imperative form of vemt

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈvẽj̃/, [ˈvẽɪ̯̃]
 
  • IPA(key): (Lisbon) /ˈvɐ̃j̃/, [ˈvɐ̃ɪ̯̃]
  • IPA(key): (non-Lisbon Portugal) /ˈvẽj̃/, [ˈvẽɪ̯̃]

Verb[edit]

vem

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of vir
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of vir
  3. Misspelling of vêm.

Swedish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • hvem (obsolete since 1906)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hveim, dative of hvar, from Proto-Germanic *hwaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

vem c (genitive vems, plural vilka, plural genitive vilkas)

  1. who, whom
    Vem är du?
    Who are you?
    Vem frågade du?
    Whom did you ask?

Usage notes[edit]

In earlier Swedish, vem (hvem) was the oblique form of ho, corresponding to the difference between English who and whom. Unlike in English, where the oblique form has been lost to the nominative, the reverse has happened in Swedish.

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