ailahtaa

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Finnish[edit]

(index ai)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑilɑxt̪ɑːˣ]
  • Hyphenation: ai‧lah‧taa

Verb[edit]

ailahtaa

  1. (intransitive, of mental mood, emotions) To find expression suddenly/rapidly, be expressed/manifested.
    Pieni ilon välähdys ailahti hänen silmissään.
    A slight flash of joy found expression on his/her face.
  2. (intransitive, of mental mood, emotions) To change suddenly or rapidly.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When expressing rapid mood changes, the frequentative derivative ailahdella is used much more often than ailahtaa.

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (of mental mood, emotions; to find expression, be expressed/manifested as) ilmetä
  • (of mental mood, emotions; to change suddenly or rapidly) ailahdella

Derived terms[edit]