heidän

See also: heidan

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhei̯dæn/, [ˈhe̞i̯dæn]
  • Rhymes: -eidæn
  • Syllabification(key): hei‧dän

Etymology 1Edit

Genitive form of he ("they").

PronounEdit

heidän

  1. theironly of human beings; used with the possessive suffix -nsa/-nsä appended to the main word owned.
    Heidän äitinsä on 45-vuotias.
    Their mother is 45 years old.
  2. theirs (that which belongs to them, used without a following noun)
    Tämä kirja on heidän.
    This book is theirs.
  3. theyonly of human beings; used with monopersonal verbs which require genitive such as pitää, täytyä, tulla, olla + passive present participle etc.
    Heidän pitää/täytyy/tulee tehdä / on tehtävä tämä nyt.
    They have to do this now.

Usage notesEdit

  • In spoken language the possessive suffix -nsa/-nsä is often omitted.
  • In spoken language often replaced by niiden (their, theirs).

Etymology 2Edit

From he with the accusative marker -n.

PronounEdit

heidän

  1. (dialectal, dated) Accusative form of he.
    Synonym: heidät

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