palaa

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Finnish[edit]

(index pa)

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form of pala (piece)

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Noun[edit]

palaa

  1. Partitive singular form of pala.
    Kukaan ei ottanut viimeistä palaa.
    Nobody took the last piece.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric; cognates include Estonian põletama and Ter Sami pɨell'ted.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

palaa

  1. (intransitive) To burn.
    Tuli palaa uunissa.
    A fire is burning in the stove.
  2. (intransitive, e.g. of a lamp) To shine, emit light.
    Lamppu palaa.
    The lamp is turned on.
  3. (colloquial) To smoke, used when offering a cigarette.
    Palaako?
    Would you like to smoke?
  4. (figuratively) This word needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    Hän paloi halusta
    She burned with desire
Usage notes[edit]

The difference between the Finnish verbs palaa and polttaa is that with palaa the fuel, or whatever is burning, is the subject of the sentence and with polttaa the fuel is an object. Both can be translated as “to burn” into English.

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Verb[edit]

palaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of palaa.
    Se palaa.
    It burns.

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Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

palaa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of palata.
    Hän palaa.
    S/he comes back.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

palaa

  1. Indicative present connegative form of palata.
    (Minä) en/ (Sinä) et/ Hän ei/ (Me) emme/ (Te) ette/ He eivät palaa.
    I/You/We/You/They don't / She/He doesn't come back.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of palata.
    Palaa!
    Come back!
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of palata.
    Älä palaa!
    Don't come back!

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