The Alternative Finnish Dictionary: auttaa

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auttaa {{Finnish index}} Alternative forms: avittaa (colloquial) etymology From Proto-Finnic *abuttadak, from *apu (Finnish apu). pronunciation
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  • Rhymes: lauttaa
  • [ˈɑutːɑː]
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to help, assist, give assistance, lend a hand Voin auttaa sinua tekemään sen. I can help you do it. I can help you to do it. I can help you in doing it.
  • the person helped is indicated with partitive case: auttaa jotakuta
  • the activity for which help is rendered is indicated with illative singular of active 3rd infinitive of the appropriate verb (clitic: -maan, -mään): auttaa tekemään
Synonyms: antaa apua, ojentaa auttava käsi (literal)
related terms:
  • apu

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