Hinna, Hinner: HAVE TIME, REACH, MANAGE (verb), SKIN, MEMBRANE (noun)

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Hinna in Swedish language functions as a verb and a noun. As a verb, it has more than two meanings, and commonly used in referring to manage to time, also.

Hinna = HAVE TIME, REACH, MANAGE (verb)

Hinna = SKIN, MEMBRANE (noun)

Hinna, the irregular verb, refers to catch up with (nå), reach (nå), and also informally refers to ha tid (have time), komma i tid (be in time). The conjugations (inflection) of the verb ‘hinna’ are:

Infinitiv

INFINITIVE

Imperativ

IMPERATIVE

Presens

PRESENT TENSE

Preteritum

PAST TENSE

Supinum

PAST PARTICIPLE

Att hinna Hinn Hinner Hann Hunnit
TO REACH REACH REACH

REACHES

REACHING

REACHED HAS / HAD REACHED

 

Hinna, hinner: MANAGE, HAVE TIME, REACH, ADVANCE:

Arbetsgivare hinner inte behandla alla ansökningar från arbetssökande. EMPLOYERS HAVE NO TIME TO ASSESS ALL THE APPLICATIONS OF JOB SEEKERS.

Siiri hann inte med bussen för att resa till Stockholm. SIIRI COULD NOT REACH THE BUS TO TRAVEL TO STOCKHOLM.

In the above, the advertisement says: Hinner bussen ens dyka upp? THE BUS EVEN POPS UP / dives up. In this sentence, hinner refers to reaching up, or popping up, and ens means EVEN. Note that ens here functions as an adverb (and en, ens are also pronouns: ONE, ONE’S).

Jag hinner inte. I DO NOT HAVE TIME.

De hinner inte för mig. THE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR ME.

Värtahamnen hinner inte kontrollera alla som kommer in –Sveriges Radio (THE HARBOUR DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO CHECK EVERYONE COMING IN)

HINNA as a noun: Hinna as a noun refers to a skin, a layer, film, membrane, velum (anatomy), pellicle, and an enclosing or separating tissue.

Substantiv: NOUN

SINGULAR

PLURAL

En hinna Hinnan Hinnor Hinnorna
En hinna Hinnan Hinnor Hinnorna
A MEMBRANE THE MEMBRANE MEMBRANES THE MEMBRANES
A LAYER THE LAYER LAYERS THE LAYERS
 En tunn hinna av is. A THIN LAYER OF ICE

Trumhinna: eardrum

Näthinna: retina

 

En hinna av fett bildas på ytan när mjölk kokas. A LAYER OF FAT APPEARS ON THE SURFACE WHEN MILK IS BOILED.