ravistelu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb ravistella ‎(to shake).

Noun[edit]

ravistelu

  1. A shake (act of shaking).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ravistelu (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative ravistelu ravistelut
genitive ravistelun ravistelujen
ravisteluiden
ravisteluitten
partitive ravistelua ravisteluja
ravisteluita
illative ravisteluun ravisteluihin
singular plural
nominative ravistelu ravistelut
accusative nom.? ravistelu ravistelut
gen. ravistelun
genitive ravistelun ravistelujen
ravisteluiden
ravisteluitten
partitive ravistelua ravisteluja
ravisteluita
inessive ravistelussa ravisteluissa
elative ravistelusta ravisteluista
illative ravisteluun ravisteluihin
adessive ravistelulla ravisteluilla
ablative ravistelulta ravisteluilta
allative ravistelulle ravisteluille
essive ravisteluna ravisteluina
translative ravisteluksi ravisteluiksi
instructive ravisteluin
abessive ravistelutta ravisteluitta
comitative ravisteluineen

Usage notes[edit]

Verbs ravistaa and ravistella and the corresponding nouns ravistus and ravistelu are quite close in meaning. However, ravistaa and ravistus tend to refer to a more short-term and/or regular action, whereas ravistella and ravistelu refer to a more long-term and/or erratic shaking.

  1. Ravista ennen käyttöä. = Shake before using.
    Jatkuvat maanjäristykset ravistelivat rakennuksia. = Continuous earthquakes shook the buildings.

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