raha

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Finnish.

NounEdit

  1. (Yooper dialect) (informal) money

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Germanic language, compare skrá.

NounEdit

raha ‎(genitive raha, partitive raha)

  1. money

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


FinnishEdit

(index ra)

EtymologyEdit

From a Germanic language, compare skrá. Originally, this meant the fur of squirrel, since that was a payment instrument before bills and coins were introduced.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

raha

  1. money (see the usage notes below)
  2. (obsolete) squirrel pelt

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of raha (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative raha rahat
genitive rahan rahojen
partitive rahaa rahoja
illative rahaan rahoihin
singular plural
nominative raha rahat
accusative nom. raha rahat
gen. rahan
genitive rahan rahojen
rahainrare
partitive rahaa rahoja
inessive rahassa rahoissa
elative rahasta rahoista
illative rahaan rahoihin
adessive rahalla rahoilla
ablative rahalta rahoilta
allative rahalle rahoille
essive rahana rahoina
translative rahaksi rahoiksi
instructive rahoin
abessive rahatta rahoitta
comitative rahoineen

Usage notesEdit

  • When speaking of money in general, one uses the singular form raha, but when speaking of a certain amount of money as a whole, one uses the plural form rahat. The distinction is often translated into English by the usage of the definite article.
Toisinaan arvostamme rahaa aivan liikaa.
At times, we value money way too much.
Mihin aiot käyttää rahat?
What are you going to spend the money on?
Minulla ei ole rahaa.
I'm out of money.

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