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(index ta)


From Proto-Finnic *tarkka. Related to Estonian tark, Veps tark and Votic tarkka.


  • IPA(key): /ˈtɑrkːɑ/, [ˈt̪ɑrkːɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑrkːɑ
  • Syllabification: tark‧ka


tarkka (comparative tarkempi, superlative tarkin)

  1. accurate, exact, precise
  2. particular, pedantic, strict

Usage notes[edit]

It is also possible to use täsmällinen for "precise", thus leaving tarkka for "accurate" (if a distinction should be made).


Inflection of tarkka (Kotus type 9/kala, kk-k gradation)
nominative tarkka tarkat
genitive tarkan tarkkojen
partitive tarkkaa tarkkoja
illative tarkkaan tarkkoihin
singular plural
nominative tarkka tarkat
accusative nom. tarkka tarkat
gen. tarkan
genitive tarkan tarkkojen
partitive tarkkaa tarkkoja
inessive tarkassa tarkoissa
elative tarkasta tarkoista
illative tarkkaan tarkkoihin
adessive tarkalla tarkoilla
ablative tarkalta tarkoilta
allative tarkalle tarkoille
essive tarkkana tarkkoina
translative tarkaksi tarkoiksi
instructive tarkoin
abessive tarkatta tarkoitta
comitative tarkkoine
Possessive forms of tarkka (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person tarkkani tarkkamme
2nd person tarkkasi tarkkanne
3rd person tarkkansa
Only used with substantive adjectives, -inen adjectives used for comparisons of equality or agent participles.

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