kiittää

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(index ki)

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kiittää (transitive)

  1. To thank someone (= partitive) for something (= elative), express one's gratitude.
    Kiitin häntä illasta.
    I thanked her for the evening.
    En voi kiittää sinua kylliksi.
    I don't know how to express my gratitude (to you). (literally: I can't thank you enough.)
    Ei kiittämistä! (fourth infinitive in partitive)
    Don’t mention it!
  2. To praise, commend.
  3. (figuratively) To lay something at the feet of someone; to assign responsibility for something to someone.
    Kuinka pitkälti saamme kiittää Iowan esivaaleja nykyisestä maatalouspolitiikastamme?
    How much of our current agricultural policy can we lay at the feet of the Iowa caucuses?

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