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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: et‧te
  • IPA: ['etːe]

Verb

ette

  1. The second-person plural form of the negation verb. The English translations include do not/don’t and not (with auxiliary verbs and be).

Conjugation

  • The negative verb has no infinitive form. The negative verb is the same with indicative, conditional and potential mood and, with those moods, it is conjugated only in person. (For the second-person plural of the negative verb in the imperative mood, see älkää. An archaic optative mood has also a second-person singular form, ällös.)
singular plural
first person en emme
second person et ette
third person ei eivät

Usage notes

  • The negative verb is used with the connegative form of the main verb. That form is identical to the second-person singular imperative in the indicative present. The potential mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -ne-, and the conditional mood connegative ends in the marker for the mood, -isi-. In the indicative past, conditional past and potential past, the active past participle plural (ending -eet) is used — if addressing politely or formally one person, the active past participle singular (ending -ut/-yt) is used. The connegative form of the main verb is always used without the personal suffix.
  • Usage of ette:
  • Indicative:
  • Te näette. (You see.) -> Te ette näe. (You do not see.)
  • (addressing many persons) Te näitte. (You saw.) -> Te ette nähneet. (You did not see.)
  • (addressing one person) Te näitte. (You saw.) -> Te ette nähnyt. (You did not see.)
  • (addressing many persons) Te olette nähneet. (You have seen.) -> Te ette ole nähneet. (You have not seen.)
  • (addressing one person) Te olette nähnyt. (You have seen) -> Te ette ole nähnyt. (You have not seen.)
  • (addressing many persons) Te olitte nähneet. (You had seen.) -> Te ette olleet nähneet. (You had not seen.)
  • (addressing one person) Te olitte nähnyt. (You had seen.) -> Te ette ollut nähnyt. (You had not seen.)
  • Conditional:
  • Te näkisitte. (You would see.) -> Te ette näkisi. (You would not see.)
  • (addressing many persons) Te olisitte nähneet. (You would have seen.) -> Te ette olisi nähneet. (You would not have seen.)
  • (addressing one person) Te olisitte nähnyt. (You would have seen.) -> Te ette olisi nähnyt. (You would not have seen.)
  • Potential:
  • Te nähnette. (You probably see.) -> Te ette nähne. (You probably do not see.)
  • (addressing many persons) Te lienette nähneet. (You have probably seen.) -> Te ette liene nähneet. (You have probably not seen.)
  • (addressing one person) Te lienette nähnyt. (You have probably seen.) -> Te ette liene nähnyt. (You have probably not seen.)

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