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minä

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See also mina, and mīna

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mi·nä
  • IPA: ['minæ]

Etymology 1

  • The same as the Finnish personal pronoun me.

Pronoun

minä (stem minu-, colloquially mu-)

  1. (personal) I.
Inflection
Usage notes
  • Although often omitted in written language (the verb shows both the person and the number), the pronoun is in spoken language practically always used. (cf. the usage of me, "we")
Synonyms
  • ma (archaic, poetic)
  • mie (dialectal)
  • miä (dialectal)
  • (dialectal)
  • mää (colloquial)

See also

Noun

minä (stem min-*)

  1. (psychology, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) ego.
Synonyms

Etymology 2

  • Inflected form of mikä.

Pronoun

minä

  1. (interrogative) Essive singular form of mikä.
  2. (interrogative) Essive plural form of mikä.
    • Minä päivinä sinä näit hänet?
      • On what days did you see her? (with essive used in expressions on Monday/Tuesday/etc., mikä is in the same case as päivä)
  3. (indefinite) Essive singular form of mikä.
  4. (indefinite) Essive plural form of mikä.

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