kyetä

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Finnish[edit]

(index ky)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ky‧e‧tä
  • IPA(key): /ˈkyetæ(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

kyetä

  1. (transitive, auxiliary, + active 3rd infinitive in illative) To be able to, be capable of, can, be competent at.
    Kykenee kuka tahansa ihminen tappamaan?
    Is any person capable of killing?
    Kykeni hän kävelemään onnettomuuden jälkeen?
    Was she able to walk after the accident?

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The imperfect forms of voida are in positive sentences very often replaced with the respective forms of the verb kyetä, since they are completely similar to the present forms:
Voin nauraa. (present positive)
I can laugh.
En voinut nauraa. (imperfect negative)
I could not laugh.
Voin nauraa. → Kykenin nauramaan. (imperfect positive)
I could laugh.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (be able to, be capable of, can): pystyä

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