kyllä

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kyl‧lä

Adverb[edit]

kyllä (not comparable)

  1. An intensifier corresponding to the English auxiliary do.
    Kyllä minä menin sinne.
    I did go there.

Interjection[edit]

kyllä

  1. yes

Antonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • (interjection) Kyllä can be considered formal or stilted. When answering questions affirmatively, it's also possible to repeat the word – usually a verb – used for the question, commonly called an echo response
Kävitkö eilen teatterissa?Kävin.
"Did you go to the theatre yesterday?" — "Yes."
  • Colloquially, words like joo and juu are used for affirmative answers.