• All words ending with -an

• /ɑː/ eller /a/?

• verbs turning into nouns ending with -an

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Words that have the same pronunciation, same spelling, or same meaning.
Here you get an overview of the different possible combinations of these three factors overlapping.
(Page 3 is a more compact and detailed version of pages 1 & 2.)

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-na suffix

The -na suffix is added to some adjectives in order to form a verb that indicates the process during which an object gets the attribute described by the adjective.
For example: Black=svart.
To turn/become black (blacken)=svartna.

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Example on nouns (en & ett), definite singular (based on wether they end with vowel or consonant), plural (based on the 5 groups) and definite plural.

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The words for relatives in Swedish are pretty straightforward and self-explanatory. Grandmother? (“Mother’s mother/mors mor”) = Mormor!
(Speaking of which, check out 4:17 of this clip.) 😀

There’s more precision in Swedish, compared to words like uncle, aunt, grandma and grandpa, where you have to add “maternal” or “paternal” to convey the same information.

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