rääkima

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Estonian

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Etymology

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From rääk- +‎ -ma. The root is either a borrowing from Middle Low German spreken, or the same onomatopoetic one as in rääkuma (to screech).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈræːkimɑ/, [ˈræːkːimɑ]
  • Rhymes: -æːkimɑ
  • Hyphenation: rää‧ki‧ma

Verb

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rääkima (da-infinitive rääkida)

  1. to talk, to speak
    Ta ei räägi eesti keelt.
    He/she doesn't speak Estonian.
  2. to talk about, to tell
    Ta rääkis mulle oma muredest.
    He told me about his worries.
  3. to converse, to chat, to talk, to have a conversation
    Me rääkisime eile mitu tundi.
    We chatted for many hours yesterday.
    Synonym: kõnelema

Conjugation

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References

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  • rääkima in Sõnaveeb (Eesti Keele Instituut)
  • rääkima”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language] (in Estonian) (online version), Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation), 2009