nälkä

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Finnish[edit]

(index nä)

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Proto-Uralic *ńäxli + *-ka. Direct cognates include Estonian nälg and North Sami njálggis (tasty). Compare the bare root preserved in niellä.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnælkæ]
  • Hyphenation: näl‧kä

Noun[edit]

nälkä

  1. hunger
  2. (idiomatic) The expression olla nälkä (literally: to have hunger) translates into English as "to be hungry" (in Finnish literally: "olla nälkäinen")
    Minulla on nälkä.
    I am hungry.

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