avautua

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Finnish[edit]

(index av)

Etymology[edit]

Reflexive aspect of the verb avata.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧vau‧tu‧a
  • IPA(key): [ˈɑʋɑutuɑ(ʔ)]

Verb[edit]

avautua

  1. (intransitive) To (come) open, open out/up.
    Ovi avautui hitaasti.
    The door opened slowly.
  2. (intransitive, of a bandage) To come undone/untied/unfastened.
  3. (intransitive, of a bud) To open, unfold.
  4. (intransitive, of a shop) To open to the public, become available for use, permit access, afford entrance, receive customers, start business.
    Kirjasto avautui pitkän odotuksen jälkeen.
    The library opened after a long wait.
  5. (intransitive, of a landscape) To spread out.
  6. (intransitive, of a person) To open up, open one's heart, put out one's innermost feelings, be forthcoming/frank/direct/candid/straightforward, speak one's mind, bring others into one's confidence.
    Ystävättäreni aina avautuu minulle miesseikkailuistaan.
    My friend always tells me about her adventures with men.

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