ravistelu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb ravistella (to shake).

Noun[edit]

ravistelu

  1. A shake (act of shaking).

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Verbs ravistaa and ravistella and the corresponding nouns ravistus and ravistelu are quite close in meaning. However, ravistaa and ravistus tend to refer to a more short-term and/or regular action, whereas ravistella and ravistelu refer to a more long-term and/or erratic shaking.

  1. Ravista ennen käyttöä. = Shake before using.
    Jatkuvat maanjäristykset ravistelivat rakennuksia. = Continuous earthquakes shook the buildings.

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