tavata

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Finnish[edit]

(index ta)

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Etymology 1[edit]

tapa +‎ -ta

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tavata

  1. (transitive + accusative) To meet (someone).
    Tapaan hänet teatterin edessä.
    I'll meet her in front of the theater.
  2. (transitive, auxiliary, + infinitive) To have a habit (of doing something), to usually (do) (something), used to (do) (something) (past tense sense)
    Lapsuudessa tapasin syödä aamuisin leipää ja kaakaota.
    I used to eat bread and cocoa in the morning during childhood.
    Meitä tavattiin kutsua onnenlinnuiksi.
    We used to be called lucky birds.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Swedish stava (to spell).

Verb[edit]

tavata

  1. (transitive) To spell (a word; to pronounce a word letter by letter).
  2. (transitive) To decipher (to read obscure or almost illegible text).
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