FinnishEdit

(index ka)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *kaikki. Perhaps originally derived from a Baltic language, cf. Lithuanian kiek (how many).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑi̯kːi/, [ˈkɑi̯kːi]
  • Rhymes: -ɑikːi
  • Hyphenation: kaik‧ki

PronounEdit

kaikki

  1. (indefinite, in singular, without a main word) everything
    Tänään kaikki menee pieleen.
    Today everything goes wrong.
    Vihaan kaikkea.
    I hate everything.
  2. (indefinite, in plural, without a main word) everyone, everybody
    Kaikki olivat täällä.
    Everyone was here.
    Vihaan kaikkia.
    I hate everyone.
  3. (in compounds) all-, omni-

DeterminerEdit

kaikki

  1. all
    Kaikki sukkani löytyivät.
    All my socks were found.
    Yhtäkkiä kaikki vesi vyöryi huoneistoon.
    Suddenly all the water ran into the apartment.

Usage notesEdit

  • The pronoun has also a nominative plural form kaiket which is used only in some phrases, e.g. kaiket päivät, "day after day" / "for days on end".

DeclensionEdit

Also inflects in the rare -ti case similar to abessive: kaiketi.

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