alkuerä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

alku (beginning) +‎ erä (sports: round, period, heat)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: al‧ku‧e‧rä
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlkuˌeræ/

Noun[edit]

alkuerä

  1. (sports) qualifier, qualifying round
    Suomi tippui jalkapallon maailmanmestaruuskisoista jo alkuerissä.
    Finland fell from soccer's World championship games already in the qualifying rounds.

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Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes confused with avauserä (opening period or round)