ranta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, compare Swedish strand.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈrɑn̪t̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑntɑ
  • Hyphenation: ran‧ta

Noun[edit]

ranta

  1. shore (the border of a body of water and land in general)
  2. beach (sandy shore)
    Mennään rannalle!
    Let's go to the beach!
  3. bank (shore of a river)
    Esihistoriallisena aikana suomalais-ugrilaiset kansat asuttivat Volgan rantoja.
    In the prehistoric age the Finno-Ugric people inhabited the banks of the river Volga.
    oikea ~ : right bank
    vasen ~ : left bank
  4. (rarely) strand

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ranta (Kotus type 9/kala, nt-nn gradation)
nominative ranta rannat
genitive rannan rantojen
partitive rantaa rantoja
illative rantaan rantoihin
singular plural
nominative ranta rannat
accusative nom. ranta rannat
gen. rannan
genitive rannan rantojen
rantainrare
partitive rantaa rantoja
inessive rannassa rannoissa
elative rannasta rannoista
illative rantaan rantoihin
adessive rannalla rannoilla
ablative rannalta rannoilta
allative rannalle rannoille
essive rantana rantoina
translative rannaksi rannoiksi
instructive rannoin
abessive rannatta rannoitta
comitative rantoineen

Derived terms[edit]