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älkää

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No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: äl‧kää
  • IPA: ['ælkæː]

Verb

älkää

  1. The second-person plural form of the negation verb in imperative, do not/don’t (addressing many persons or politely one person).
    • Juoskaa! -> Älkää juosko!
      • Run! -> Do not run!

Conjugation

  • The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb is conjugated only in person, not in tense or mood. (For the second person plural of the negative verb in the indicative, conditional and potential mood, see ette.)
singular plural
first person (imperative) älkäämme
second person (imperative) älä; (optative) ällös (imperative) älkää
third person (imperative) älköön (imperative) älkööt

Usage notes

  • Älkää is used with a connegative form of the main verb, ending with -ko/-kö, identical to the form used with third-person singular, first-person plural and second-person plural.

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