puolesta

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Finnish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

puolesta

  1. Elative singular form of puoli.

Noun[edit]

puolesta

  1. Elative singular form of puoli.

Postposition[edit]

(genitive +) puolesta (+ eventual possessive suffix)

  1. on behalf of, for
    Minun pitää käydä kaupassa äidin puolesta.
    I need to go to the shop for my mom.
    Kaikkien läsnäolevien puolesta...
    On behalf of everyone present...
  2. in favor of, for, pro
    Oletko ehdotuksen puolesta vai sitä vastaan?
    Are you for or against the proposition?
    Äänestätkö minun puolestani vai minua vastaan?
    Are you going to vote in favor of me or against me?

Usage notes[edit]

If the head word is a personal pronoun, puolesta requires a possessive suffix. The personal pronoun may be omitted in 1st and 2nd person, in which case the person is only indicated by the possessive suffix.

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