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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kyl‧lä

AdverbEdit

kyllä (not comparable)

  1. an intensifier corresponding to the English auxiliary do
    Kyllä minä menin sinne.
    I did go there.

InterjectionEdit

kyllä

  1. yes

Usage notesEdit

  • (interjection) Kyllä can be considered formal or stilted. When answering questions affirmatively, it's also possible to repeat the word – usually a verb – used for the question, commonly called an echo response.
Kävitkö eilen teatterissa?Kävin.
"Did you go to the theatre yesterday?" — "Yes."
  • Colloquially, words like joo and juu are used for affirmative answers.

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