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ikävä

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The man who says he has exhausted life generally means that life has exhausted him.
Oscar Wilde
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Finnish

(index ik)

Etymology

From ikä.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈikæʋæ], X-SAMPA: ["ik{v\{]
  • Hyphenation: i‧kä‧vä

Adjective

ikävä (comparative ikävämpi, superlative ikävin)

  1. tedious, boring
  2. bad, sad (e.g. accident)

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Noun

ikävä

  1. longing, yearning
    Minulla on ikävä sinua.
    I miss you.

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Adverb

ikävä (no declension)

  1. ikävä kyllä: unfortunately
  2. sepä ikävä: what a pity

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