voida

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋo̞idɑˣ]
  • Rhymes: -oidɑ
  • Hyphenation: voi‧da

Verb[edit]

voida

  1. (intransitive) to feel, do
    Kuinka voitte?
    How are you doing?
  2. (transitive, auxiliary, + infinitive) can, to be able to, to be capable
    En voinut olla nauramatta.
    I could not help laughing.
  3. (in the conditional mood) could
    Voisitko auttaa minua?
    Could you please help me?
    Voisin juosta, jos haluaisin.
    I could run if I wanted.
  4. (transitive, auxiliary, + infinitive) may, to be allowed, to be permitted.
    Voinko avata ikkunan?
    May I open the window?

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Usage notes[edit]

Being completely similar to the present forms, the imperfect forms in positive sentences are very often replaced with the respective forms of the verb kyetä:

Voin nauraa. (present positive)
I can laugh.
En voinut nauraa. (imperfect negative)
I could not laugh.
Voin nauraa.Kykenin nauramaan. (imperfect positive)
I could laugh.

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