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Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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See also lagga




Conjugations of lägga
Infinitive lägga
Present tense lägger
Past tense lade
Supine lagt
Imperative lägg
Present participle läggande
Past participle lagd


  1. lay, put; to place something down in a position of rest, in particular when it either lies down flat, or the eventual orientation doesn't matter, such as, in a heap.
    Jag lade jeansen på sängen.
    I put the jeans on the bed.
    Kan du lägga boken på bordet?
    Could you please lay the book on the table?
    Lägg lite sand i burken.
    Put some sand in the can.
  2. to put (into a bag, in a pocket or in a box of some kind)
    Jag är säker på att jag lade nyckeln i den fickan.
    I'm positive I put the key in that pocket.
  3. to cause something or someone to lie down
  4. (reflexive) to lie down; to assume a reclining position.
    Sara kände sig inte så bra utan fick lägga sig en stund.
    Sara didn't feel very well but had to lie down for a little while.
  5. to lay someone in a bed; to make someone to go to bed
    När brukar ni lägga barnen?
    At which time do you usually put the kids in bed?
  6. (reflexive) to go to bed; to go to sleep
    Jag tänker lägga mig tidigt ikväll.
    I intend to get to bed early tonight.
  7. lay; to install e.g. flooring or a roof
  8. lay; give birth to (about egg)
    Fågeln har bara lagt ett ägg.
    The bird has only laid one egg.
  9. fold into a shape suitable for storage (about large pieces of fabric, e.g. sheets or larger table cloths)
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to play (a card)
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to fold; to cease to take further part in a certain deal; to withdraw from further betting
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to position oneself, with respect to someone else who is moving in the same direction
    När det var ett varv kvar lade han sig precis bakom ledaren.
    When there was one lap to go, he placed himself right behind the leader.


to put into a pocket
to put someone in bed
go to bed
fold into a suitable shape
play a card

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Usage notes

Colloquial version of the past tense is la.

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