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Third person singular
- To move hard-packed earth out of the way, especially downward to make a hole with a shovel. Or to drill etc. through rocks, roads, etc.
- They dug an eight foot deep ditch along the side of the road.
- In the wintertime, heavy truck tires dig into the road, forming potholes.
- If the plane can't pull out of the dive it is in, it'll dig a hole in the ground.
- (with "into") To research a particular subject.
- She is going to dig into Egyptian basket-weaving this semester.
- (slang) To appreciate, or like.
- Baby, I dig you.
- (slang) To understand or show interest in.
- You dig?
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- you (informal, sg., acc.)
- dej (strongly colloquial)
- you (objective case, singular)
- Jag såg dig aldrig där = I never saw you there
- reflexive case of du; c.f. yourself
- Skulle du vilja lära dig jonglera? = Would you like to learn how to juggle?
- Skar du dig på kniven? = Did you cut yourself on the knife?
Note that some verbs have special senses when used reflexively. For example, do not confuse du lär dig att... ("you learn to...") [reflexive] while jag lär dig att... ("I teach you to...") and du lär dig själv att... ("you teach yourself to..."). Here, lär means teach(es) if it is not reflexive, but learn(s) if it is reflexive. Hence the need for the separate pronoun "dig själv" to be used when object and subject agree, but the verb nevertheless should not be used in the reflexive case.
Important to note is also that in the imperative, when there's usually no explicit subject given, the "själv" is dropped.
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