täytyä

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Finnish[edit]

(index tä)

Etymology[edit]

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Related to Ingrian täytyä and Karelian täytyö.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtæy̯tyæˣ/, [ˈt̪æy̯t̪yæ(ʔ)]
  • Hyphenation: täy‧ty‧ä
  • Rhymes: -æytyæ

Verb[edit]

täytyä

  1. (intransitive, impersonal, auxiliary) genitive + 3rd-pers. singular + infinitive = must, have to.
    Minun täytyy nyt lähteä.
    I must leave now.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Täytyä expresses absolute necessity to do something, whereas its near synonym pitää does not have as unconditional a nuance as täytyä.
  • Seldom used in negative sentences, in which the synonymous olla pakko is preferred by most speakers.

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