FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Either a loan from Yiddish חבֿר(khaver, friend, boyfriend), or a blend of kamraatti +‎ toveri.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑʋeri/, [ˈkɑʋe̞ri]
  • Rhymes: -ɑʋeri
  • Syllabification: ka‧ve‧ri

NounEdit

kaveri

  1. friend, buddy, mate, pal
    Mene leikkimään kavereittesi kanssa! — “Go play with your pals!”
  2. (colloquial) dude, bloke, guy
    Kukas tuo kaveri on? — “Who's that dude?”

Usage notesEdit

  • (friend): kaveri expresses a more casual and less intimate friendship than ystävä.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of kaveri (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative kaveri kaverit
genitive kaverin kaverien
kavereiden
kavereitten
partitive kaveria kavereita
kavereja
illative kaveriin kavereihin
singular plural
nominative kaveri kaverit
accusative nom. kaveri kaverit
gen. kaverin
genitive kaverin kaverien
kavereiden
kavereitten
partitive kaveria kavereita
kavereja
inessive kaverissa kavereissa
elative kaverista kavereista
illative kaveriin kavereihin
adessive kaverilla kavereilla
ablative kaverilta kavereilta
allative kaverille kavereille
essive kaverina kavereina
translative kaveriksi kavereiksi
instructive kaverein
abessive kaveritta kavereitta
comitative kavereineen
Possessive forms of kaveri (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person kaverini kaverimme
2nd person kaverisi kaverinne
3rd person kaverinsa

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