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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "to keep a speech".

VerbEdit

pitää puhe

  1. To speak, to give a speech, to deliver a speech, to address an audience (to deliver a message to a group).
    • Tänä iltana pidän puheen englanninkielen oikeista ilmauksista.
      • This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.

Usage notesEdit

The expression pitää puhe is regarded as more formal than plain puhua.

ConjugationEdit

See pitää. puhe is normally in accusative case, which appears as nominative or genitive depending on the context, but it is inflected in partitive case for negative or to express an ongoing or incomplete action.

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