oltavat

FinnishEdit

(index ol)

EtymologyEdit

  • Plural form of oltava, passive present participle of olla.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ol‧ta‧vat
  • IPA(key): [ˈoltɑʋɑt]

NounEdit

oltavat

  1. (plural only) conditions, circumstances; always with an attribute; various other ways of translating into English exist.
    Minkälaiset oltavat vankileirillä oli?
    What were the circumstances like in the penal colony?
    Eläimillä ei ollut sinä kesänä huonot oltavat, vaikka ne tekivät kovaa työtä.
    The animals were not badly off throughout that summer, in spite of the hardness of their work. (1945, George Orwell, Animal Farm)
    Meillä on täällä hyvät oltavat.
    We have it good here.

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Last modified on 4 March 2014, at 15:06