soitella

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soittaa (to play) + -lla (frequentative suffix)

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soitella

  1. Frequentative form of the verb soittaa (to play); to play for fun, in a light-hearted way, without paying too much attention to playing exactly right.
  2. To give a number of phone calls, either many to one person, or one to each of many people.
    • Olen soitellut ihmisille koko viikonlopun, mutta kukaan ei halua lahjoittaa koululle rahaa.
      • I've been calling up people for the whole weekend, but no one wants to donate money to the school.
    • Kun olin rakastunut, soittelin tyttöystävälleni yhtä mittaa.
      • When I was in love, I kept calling to my girlfriend all the time.

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