teititellä

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the personal pronoun te (you (plural)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: tei‧ti‧tel‧lä
  • IPA(key): /ˈteititelːæ(ʔ)/

Verb[edit]

teititellä

  1. (transitive, + partitive) To address someone (especially the elderly and people with higher social status) with the second-person plural form of the personal pronoun in a polite or formal manner (in languages where that person is distinguishable from the second-person singular); (the equivalent in English customs:) to address a person by her/his last name (with or without her/his professional title).
    • Ranskassa täytyy aina teititellä vieraita ihmisiä.
      • When in France, one has to always address strangers by saying 'vous'.

Conjugation[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • (to address someone with the pronoun of the 2nd-pers. pl. or by his/her last name with or without professional title): sinutella