tervehtiä

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Finnish[edit]

(index te)

Etymology[edit]

From terve (healthy) or terveys (health); from the ancient habit of wishing health to another person as a form of greeting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ter‧veh‧ti‧ä
  • IPA(key): /ˈterʋextiæ/

Verb[edit]

tervehtiä

  1. (transitive + partitive) to greet
  2. (transitive, military + partitive) to salute
  3. to give the time of day, to say hello (to acknowledge somebody; to give some respect or attention)
    Jos et ole hänen mielestään kylliksi rikas, hän ei edes tervehdi sinua.
    If he doesn't think you are rich enough, he won't even give you the time of day.
    Hän on alkanut taas tervehtiä minua.
    She's began to say hello to me again.

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