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täytyä

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Finnish

(index tä)

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: täy‧ty‧ä
  • Rhymes: räytyä
  • IPA: /'tæytyæ(ʔ)/

Verb

täytyä (stem täy-*)

  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + infinitive = to must, have to.
    Minun täytyy lähteä nyt.
    I must leave now.

Conjugation

  • Only the third-person singular forms are used.

Usage notes

  • Täytyä expresses absolute necessity to do something, whereas its near synonym pitää does not have as unconditional a nuance as täytyä.

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