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Finnish

(index pa)

Etymology 1

Inflected form of pala. (piece)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'pɑlɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑː
  • Hyphenation: pa‧laa

Noun

palaa

  1. Partitive singular form of pala.
    Kukaan ei ottanut viimeistä palaa.
    Nobody took the last piece.

Etymology 2

The verb palaa (to burn) and some of its inflected forms.

Pronunciation

Verb

palaa

  1. (intransitive) To burn.
    Tuli palaa uunissa.
    Fire burns in the stove.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To shine, emit light.
    Lamppu palaa.
    The lamp is turned on.
  3. (colloquial) To smoke, used when offering a cigarette.
    Palaako?
    Would you like to smoke?
Derived terms
Usage notes

The difference between the Finnish verbs palaa and polttaa is that with palaa the fuel, or whatever is burning, is the subject of the sentence and with polttaa the fuel is an object. Both can be translated as "to burn" into English.

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pa‧laa
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑː
  • IPA: /'pɑlɑː/

Verb

palaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of palaa.
    Se palaa.
    It burns.

See also

Etymology 3

  • Inflected form of palata. (to return)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pa‧laa
  • Rhymes: -ɑlɑː
  • IPA: /'pɑlɑː/

Verb

palaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of palata.
    Hän palaa.
    S/he comes back.

Pronunciation

Verb

palaa

  1. Indicative present connegative form of palata.
    (Minä) en/ (Sinä) et/ Hän ei/ (Me) emme/ (Te) ette/ He eivät palaa.
    I/You/We/You/They don't / She/He doesn't come back.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of palata.
    Palaa!
    Come back!
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of palata.
    Älä palaa!
    Don't come back!

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