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EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: it‧sen‧sä
  • IPA(key): /ˈitsensæˣ/, [ˈits̠e̞ns̠æ(ʔ)]

PronounEdit

itsensä

  1. (reflexive) The third-person singular and plural of the reflexive pronoun, himself, herself; itself; oneself; themselves.

Usage notesEdit

  • Note that this pronoun has no nominative form.
  • If this pronoun is an object of a genitive-requiring postposition, the possessive suffix is not appended to the postposition — because it is already in this pronoun:
hänen kanssansa = with him/her
heidän kanssansa = with them (only of people)
itsensä kanssa = with himself/herself/themselves/itself/oneself

InflectionEdit

  • All the cases, except for the genitive and the illative, have a shortened form (see the usage notes of -nsä). Both the forms are acceptable in standard Finnish.

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