olla n : leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper [syn: ola]
Etymologyolla, from olla, aulla; akin to the Sanskrit (ukhā), that is pot, and probably to Gothic (auhns), oven.
- a cooking-pot or earthenware jar used in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries
- A pot used for cooling water by evaporation in Latin America.
- A cinerary urn in ancient Rome.
- da-infinitive of olema, "to be".
- Hyphenation: ol·la
- Rhymes: -lːɑ
- To be (indicating that the subject and the object form the same thing).
- To be, constitute, make up, form.
- ~ (olemassa) = to exist — the subject often indefinite = in partitive case -> verb in 3rd-pers. sg.
- To behave, act (as if...) (when followed by a subordinate clause beginning with (ikään,) kuin, requiring conditional mood).
- In the context of "transitive|auxiliary|lang=fi": To have (a verb to build active present perfect tense and active past perfect tense, taking active past participle, ending -nut/-nyt (sg.) or -neet (pl.)).
- In the context of "transitive|auxiliary|lang=fi": To have (a verb to build impersonal
simple past tense, impersonal passive present perfect tense and
impersonal passive past perfect tense, taking passive past
participle, ending -tu/-ty).
- Aamiainen oli jo syöty.
- Breakfast had already been eaten.
- adessive + 3rd-pers. sg. + nominative/partitive/accusative = to
have; to own, to possess.
- Minulla on/oli/on ollut kissa (nom.). (when in positive sentences, countable nouns in nominative)
- I have/had/have had a cat.
- Minulla ei ole kissaa (part.). (when in negative sentences, countable nouns in partitive)
- I don't have a cat.
- Minulla on/oli/on ollut sinut (acc.). (when in positive sentences, personal pronouns in accusative)
- I have/had/have had you.
- Minulla ei ole/ei ollut/ei ole ollut sinua (part.). (when in negative sentences, personal pronouns in partitive)
- I don't have/didn't have/haven't had you.
- Minulla on/ei ole rahaa (part.). (singular uncountable nouns in partitive in both positive and negative sentences)
- I have/don't have money.
- Minulla on valta (nom.). (with an uncountable noun in nominative, the meaning or nuance of the sentence changes:)
- Ive got the power.
- missä +
3rd-pers. sg. + nominative/partitive = there is / are + subject +
- Pöydällä on kissa. (when in positive sentences, singular countable nouns in nominative)
- There is a cat on the table.
- Pöydällä ei ole kissaa. (when in negative sentences, singular countable nouns in partitive)
- There is no cat on the table.
- Pöydällä on/ei ole kissoja. (plural countable nouns in partitive in both positive and negative sentences)
- There are (some) cats / There are no cats on the table.
- Lattialla on/ei ole rahaa. (singular uncountable nouns in partitive in both positive and negative sentences)
- There is (some) / There is no money on the floor.
- genitive + 3rd-pers. sg. + passive present participle,
-tava/-tävä = to have to do
something, must do
something; be obliged/forced to do something.
- Minun (gen.) on nyt mentävä.
- I have to go now.
- Minun on palautettava kirja kirjastoon perjantaihin mennessä.
- I have to return the book to the library by Friday.
- that same in passive: nominative/accusative + 3rd-pers. sg. + passive present participle, -tava/-tävä = to have to be done, must be done.
- Kirja (nom.) on palautettava kirjastoon perjantaihin mennessä. (countable nouns in nominative)
- The book has to be returned to the library by Friday.
- Onko sinut (acc.) hiljennettevä pakolla? (personal pronouns in accusative)
- Do I have to make you shut your mouth? (literally: Do you have to be quietened by force?)
- olla (+ vähällä) + infinitive = to almost/nearly (do something accidental, harmful, wrong or fateful).
- olla + active present participle plural in essive + possessive suffix = to be supposed to do, pretend to do, put on airs of doing, affect:
- olla + fifth infinitive + possessive suffix by person = to be about to do (when something happens preventing it):
- olkoonkin(, että...) = never mind (that...)
- i-c interjection olkoon menneeksi = (okay,...) why not, go ahead, (colloquial) what the hell
- olla kunnossa = to be in shape; to be in order
- Usage note
- If used without an adjective, olla kunnossa is a positive
expression, and one might as well say olla hyvässä kunnossa (to be
in good shape/order). If necessary, another adjective may be used:
- Olen kamalassa kunnossa. = I'm in an awful shape.
- Olen kohtuullisessa kunnossa lähtemään kotiin. = I'm in a moderate shape to go home.
- If used without an adjective, olla kunnossa is a positive expression, and one might as well say olla hyvässä kunnossa (to be in good shape/order). If necessary, another adjective may be used:
EtymologySee Estonian olla.
- to be
- Hebban olla vogala nestas hagunnan''
- All birds have started to build their nests
EtymologyFrom the noun ollon.
- Hebban olla vogala, are the first 3 words of an old fragment of Dutch discovered in 1932 in the margin of a Latin manuscript
- Olla, Louisiana, a town in La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States.
- Olla podrida, a popular dish in Spain and Galicia dating back to the Middle Ages
- Tamal de olla, large Panamanian tamale that fills the baking pan in which it is cooked
- Olla (genus), a genus of the family Coccinellidae