Noun: consumer, user.
In our example, it is shown as a section of the newspaper dealing with consumer issues.
Kuluttaja comes from kuluttaa, a type 1 transitive verb (verb that takes an object) which can have several meanings including ”to wear out” (as in clothes), ”to spend” (as in time or money), and ”to consume” (as in consumer goods.) Check the sanakirja.org entry for more.
Kuluttaja is formed by adding the suffix –ja to the verbal stem of kuluttaa to form an ”agent noun” describing one who does the action described by the verb.
See kuluttaa conjugated here.
Here are some words and phrases related to kuluttaa and kuluttaja:
- kulutus – a noun that means ”consumption”
- kuluttaa loppuun – a phrase that means ”to use up” or ”to wear out” (as in clothes) or ”to deplete” or ”to exhaust” (as in natural resources.)
- kuluttajaneuvonta – consumer information
- kuluttajaneuvoja – consumer advice
- Kuningaskuluttaja – King consumer (a consumer program on YLE)