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Var vill du äta någonstans? vill=will?can?want?, någonstans=anywhere?


How do you use vill since it seems to have many meanings? And is there a overlap between var and någonstans?

I just started the basics of Svenska (alphabet, pronunciation, etc.), and so far it is amazing! Tack!

For learning: Swedish
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    'Vill' means 'want' e.g. 'jag vill' (I want), 'du vill' (you want) etc.

    In your example above, 'Var vill du äta någonstans?', the words 'var' and 'någonstans' should be considered together as the word 'någonstans' reinforces the word 'var'. You could actually rearrange that sentence to 'Var någonstans vill du äta?' and it would make no difference in meaning.

    'Någonstans' by itself means 'somewhere'.
    'Where are your keys? Here, somewhere'
    'Var är dina nycklar? Här, någonstans'

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