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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-va (front vowel harmony variant -vä)

  1. Forms the present active participle of a verb, which is normally used like an adjective. The English equivalent is normally -ing, but sometimes also -ish.
    kirjoittaa (to write) → kirjoittava tyttö = a writing girl
    punertaa (to redden) → punertava taivas = reddish sky
  2. Forms an adjective from a noun.
    liha (flesh, meat) → lihava (fat)
    käsi (hand) → kätevä' (handy)
    tila (space) → tilava (spacious)

DeclensionEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-va

  1. Added to a verb to form an adverbial participle. Its nearest English equivalent is the -ing form functioning as a participle (rather than a noun).
    úszik (to swim) → Úszva jött ide. - He came here swimming.

Usage notesEdit

Member of the -va/-ve suffix cluster.

  • -va is added to back vowel verbs
  • -ve is added to front vowel verbs

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

SuffixEdit

-va

  1. nominative feminine singular of -vus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -vus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -vus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -vus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -vus

Pronunciation 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-vā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -vus

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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SuffixEdit

-va

  1. suffixed to question words, meaning "some"
    cine "who" + va "some" → cineva "someone"
    unde "where" + va "some" → undeva "somewhere"
    când "when" + va "some" → cândva "sometime"
    cum "how" + va "some" → cumva "somehow"