pitää puhe

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "to keep a speech".

PhraseEdit

pitää puhe

  1. To speak, to give a speech, to deliver a speech, to address an audience (to deliver a message to a group).
    • Tänä iltana pidän puheen englanninkielen oikeista ilmauksista.
      • This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.

Usage notesEdit

The expression pitää puhe is regarded as more formal than plain puhua.

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Last modified on 16 February 2012, at 13:16