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Introduction to Swedish:
Lesson 16

Let’s learn another word that we use for the same function as in English and that is very alike:

Swedish for to be able to is att kunna.

Literally it is to can but you don’t say to can in English but you do in Swedish. This word also doesn’t follow the pattern of becoming jag kunnar. Instead, it just becomes like the English for for can written in Swedish: kan.

Try to write:

I can be here.

Answer: Jag kan vara här.
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They can’t speak Swedish.

Answer: De kan inte tala svenska.
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