Lesson 57 | Nog, väl eller ju
Hello beautiful reader, this is MySwedish and today we are going to talk about three small words in the Swedish language. These three words are nog, väland ju. I will show you several expressions that will help you understand these words and use them appropriately.
Mastering the words nog, väl and ju helps you become more confident in daily communication and makes you sound more like a native speaker.
Use the word nog when you are expecting that something is going to happen or in situations when you believe that something has happened. See the examples below to understand the usage:
Han är nog snart här. — I expect he will soon be here.
“Where is Ida I haven’t seen her around?” said Håkan. — “Var är Ida? Jag har inte sett henne.” sade Håkan.
“I guess she already went home” answered Peter. — “Hon har nog redan åkt hem.” svarade Peter.
We use the word väl in situations when we are hoping or wondering that something is going to happen or has happened.
Du är väl inte trött? — You are not tired, are you?
“I think I would better be going now.” said Kristina. — “Jag tror att jag borde gå nu.” sade Kristina.
“You are not tired, are you?” asked Johannes. — “Du är väl inte trött?”frågade Johannes.
Please, bear in mind that there is always a question mark at the end of the sentence when using the word väl.
We use the word ju in situations when we are sure about something and at same time suppose that the others involved in the conversation should know it as well.
Jag har ju sagt det flera gånger?!— I have said it many times!
“Where is Erica?” said Anders. — “Var är Erica?” sade Anders.
“She no longer works here (and you should know that)” saidJonas. — “Hon jobbar ju inte här längre.” sade Jonas.
Thank you for taking your time reading the article and I am looking forward to see your comments in the section below. Don’t forget to study with pleasure and joy.