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ravistella

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  • A frequentative verb, derived from the verb ravistaa.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ra‧vis‧tel‧la

VerbEdit

ravistella

  1. (transitive) To shake (cause to move; indifferently and/or repeatedly).

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Usage notesEdit

  • Verbs ravistaa and ravistella and their derivatives ravistus and ravistelu are quite close in meaning. However, ravistaa and ravistus tend to refer to a more short-term and/or regular action, whereas ravistella and ravistelu refer to a more long-term and/or erratic shaking.
  1. Ravista ennen käyttöä. = Shake before using.
    Jatkuvat maanjäristykset ravistelivat rakennuksia. = Continuous earthquakes shook the buildings.

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