ala-aste

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Finnish[edit]

(index al)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ala- (lower) +‎ aste (degree).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɑlɑʔˌɑste̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: a‧la‧-as‧te
  • Rhymes: -e

Noun[edit]

ala-aste

  1. (dated) elementary school, primary school (the lower level of the comprehensive school consisting of grades 1 through 6)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ala-aste (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative ala-aste ala-asteet
genitive ala-asteen ala-asteiden
ala-asteitten
partitive ala-astetta ala-asteita
illative ala-asteeseen ala-asteisiin
ala-asteihin
singular plural
nominative ala-aste ala-asteet
accusative nom. ala-aste ala-asteet
gen. ala-asteen
genitive ala-asteen ala-asteiden
ala-asteitten
partitive ala-astetta ala-asteita
inessive ala-asteessa ala-asteissa
elative ala-asteesta ala-asteista
illative ala-asteeseen ala-asteisiin
ala-asteihin
adessive ala-asteella ala-asteilla
ablative ala-asteelta ala-asteilta
allative ala-asteelle ala-asteille
essive ala-asteena ala-asteina
translative ala-asteeksi ala-asteiksi
instructive ala-astein
abessive ala-asteetta ala-asteitta
comitative ala-asteineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The administrative division of the comprehensive school into ala-aste and yläaste (junior high school) has been discontinued, but the terms are still used colloquially, as well as the synonyms alakoulu and yläkoulu.

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