alkuerä

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

alku (beginning) +‎ erä (sports: round, period, heat)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: al‧ku‧e‧rä
  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlkuˌeræ/

NounEdit

alkuerä

  1. (sports) qualifier, qualifying round
    Suomi tippui jalkapallon maailmanmestaruuskisoista jo alkuerissä.
    Finland fell from soccer's World championship games already in the qualifying rounds.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes confused with avauserä (opening period or round)

Last modified on 4 June 2013, at 14:04