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See also: enta, entá, -enta, -entae, and -ență



Borrowed from Proto-Norse [Term?], from Proto-Germanic *anþi. Compare Estonian ent (but), Ingrian entä (but, however).


  • IPA(key): /ˈentæ/, [ˈe̞n̪t̪æ]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -entæ
  • Syllabification(key): en‧tä



  1. what about
    Minä lähden – entä sinä?
    I'll go – what about you?
    Sinulla on selvästi hauskaa, mutta entä minulla?
    You're obviously having a good time, but what about me?
    Entä toinen maali!
    What about the second goal!
  2. what (used to introduce a speculation or alternative proposition together with jos (if); see also what if)
    Synonym: mitä
    Entä jos eksyn matkalla laivaan?
    What if I get lost on my way to the ship?
    Entä jos Abraham Lincolnia ei olisi murhattu?
    What if Abraham Lincoln had not been assassinated?
    Entä jos mentäisiinkin elokuviin?
    What if we went to the movies instead?
  3. (dialectal) than (in comparisons)
    Meijän isä on kovempi entä teijän isä.
    My father is cooler than your father.

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