förut (vilket år fick du det förut)

English translation: previously

06:31 Sep 3, 2018
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: förut (vilket år fick du det förut)
A survey reads,

"Vilket år fick du [läkemedel] förut?"

This was rendered by a translator as "What year did you last receive [medication]?"

From what I can tell so far, "förut" simply means "previously", with no specification of how recent or far in the past.

Can it nonetheless be assumed that "förut" in this context means "most recently"?

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G. L.
United States
Local time: 20:07
English translation:previously
Explanation:
Yes, I agree with "most recently" being the meaning of "förut" in this context. I also agree with the translation rendered, except I would use "which", see below. Alternatively, see my other sentence example below.
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Paul Gratwick
Sweden
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previously


Explanation:
Yes, I agree with "most recently" being the meaning of "förut" in this context. I also agree with the translation rendered, except I would use "which", see below. Alternatively, see my other sentence example below.

Example sentence(s):
  • Which year did you last receive [medication]?
  • When was the last time you received [medication]? Please state the year.
Paul Gratwick
Sweden
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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