Yhdysvallat

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yhdys- +‎ vallat

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈyhdysˌʋɑlːɑt/, [ˈyçdys̠ˌʋɑlːɑt̪]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlːɑt
  • Syllabification: yh‧dys‧val‧lat

Proper noun[edit]

Yhdysvallat pl

  1. United States (a country in North America)

Usage notes[edit]

  • When in a very official context, the full name of the country is Amerikan yhdysvallat – that omission is similar to the omission of "of America" in the English name.
  • Unlike in other words in the same declension with Yhdysvallat, the genitive plural for this noun mostly used is the "old-fashioned" Yhdysvaltain, instead of Yhdysvaltojen. However, both of them are accepted, although the former is much more common.

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