polttaa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric; cognates include Estonian põletama and Ter Sami pɨell'ted.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: polt‧taa

Verb[edit]

polttaa

  1. (transitive) To burn.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To smoke (to deliberately inhale smoke from cigarettes, other tobacco products or some other substances such as marijuana)
    • Häiritseekö, jos poltan?
      • Do you mind if I smoke?
    • Poltatteko? -Kyllä, poltan sikareita,
      • Do you smoke? -Yes, I smoke cigars.
  3. (medicine, transitive) To cauterize.
  4. (baseball) To put out.

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The difference between the Finnish verbs palaa and polttaa is that with palaa the fuel, or whatever is burning, is the subject of the sentence and with polttaa the fuel is an object. Both can be translated as "to burn" into English.

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