kaivata

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Finnish[edit]

(index k)

Verb[edit]

kaivata

  1. (transitive, + partitive) To long for, yearn for, pine for, miss.
    Kaipaan sinua.
    I miss you.
    Hän kaipasi yksinkertaista elämää.
    He yearned for a simple life.
  2. (transitive, + partitive) To want, wish, desire.
  3. (transitive, + partitive) To ask for, look for, ask after.
  4. (transitive, + partitive) To need, lack, miss, require.
    No tätähän tässä kaivattiinkin!
    Great, just what we needed! (sarcastic)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to long/yearn/pine for, miss) ikävöidä
  • (to want, wish, desire) haluta
  • (to ask/look for, ask after) kysyä
  • (to need, lack, miss, require) tarvita

Derived terms[edit]