kehdata

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  • Hyphenation: keh‧da‧ta
  • IPA(key): [ˈkecdɑtɑ(ʔ)]

Verb[edit]

kehdata

  1. (transitive, auxiliary + infinitive) To be able to bring oneself to do something, dare, venture, have the nerve.
    En kehdannut kysyä niin henkilökohtaisia.
    I could not bring myself to ask about such personal issues.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary + infinitive) To not be ashamed, be proud, not be embarrassed.
    En kehdannut mennä saunaan alasti.
    I was too ashamed to go naked into the sauna.
  3. (transitive, auxiliary + infinitive) To have the impudence or nerve, dare, be able.
    Miten hän kehtasi olla niin törkeä?
    How did he have the impudence to be so boorish?
  4. (transitive, auxiliary, dialectal + infinitive) To feel like doing something.
    En minä kesällä kehtaa tehdä töitä.
    I don't feel like working during the summer.

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