Last modified on 15 August 2014, at 21:06



(index ku)


  • IPA(key): [ˈkutsuɑ]
  • Rhymes: -utsuɑ
  • Hyphenation: kut‧su‧a


From Proto-Uralic *kućV.


kutsua, (transitive)

  1. (+ genitive-accusative) to invite
    Kutsuin isän päivälliselle.
    I invited my father for dinner.
  2. (+ partitive) to beckon, call, call for summon (to shout out in order to summon)
    Nojauduin ulos takaovesta ja kutsuin Lucya.
    I leant out of the back door and called for Lucy.
    Olkaa hyvä ja istuutukaa. Teitä kutsutaan sukunimellä.
    Please have a seat. You will be called by the surname.
  3. (+ partitive) to call, name, dub
    Hänen alaisensa kutsuvat häntä epäkunnioittavasti vänrikki Nappulaksi.
    His subordinates disrespectfully call him lieutenant Sonny Fuzz.
  4. (+ partitive) to misname, dub (to call by a wrong name)
    Hän kutsui minua Pertiksi, mutta en antanut sen haitata.
    He misnamed me as Pertti, but I did not let it bother me.
  5. (+ genitive-accusative) to call up (to select e.g. to a sports squad)
  6. (+ genitive-accusative) ~ koolle, ~ kokoon: to muster (to collect, call or assemble together, such as troops or a group)
  7. (+ genitive-accusative) ~ palvelukseen: to muster, call out (to enroll into service, to order into service)
    Kuvernööri kutsui kansalliskaartin palvelukseen.
    The Governor called out the National Guard.
  8. (+ genitive-accusative) to hail, call out (to voice loudly in order to gain the attention of)
    ~ taksi: to hail a taxi, to call out a taxi


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