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kestää

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Baltic *kent-. Cognates include Lithuanian kę̃sti.[1]

VerbEdit

kestää

  1. (transitive) to cope, stand, withstand, endure, hold up
    Talo kesti myrskyn.
    The house withstood the storm.
  2. (intransitive) to last, take, dure
    Kuinka kauan se kestää?
    How long does it take?
    Ei siinä kestä kauaa.
    It won't take long.
  3. (transitive + partitive) to tolerate, stand
    En kestä häntä enää!
    I can't stand him anymore!

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ www.sgr.fi/susa/92/koivulehto.pdf