halukas

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

halu +‎ -kas

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɑlukɑs]
  • Hyphenation: ha‧lu‧kas

Adjective[edit]

halukas (comparative halukkaampi, superlative halukkain)

  1. inclined, eager, willing
    • Oletko halukas lähtemään huomenna Turkuun?
      • Are you willing to travel to Turku tomorrow?

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

That to which one is willing is in illative case. The verb form of lähteä is active third infinitive, which is formed with -ma, -mä suffix from the stem of the verb. In the example above:

"to leave" = lähteä (to leave, go) > lähte- + -mä + -än (illative ending)

Halukas can be used also attributively but is postponed if accompanied by a pronoun (joku halukas tulee).

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