Verb: Fear, dread, be afraid of.
- pelästyä – intransitive verb meaning ”to get scared” or ”to be frightened.”
- pelko – noun meaning ”fear” or ”dread” derived from pelätä + the deverbal suffix –o.
- pelkuri – noun meaning ”coward.”
- pelätin – noun meaning ”scarecrow” made from pelätä + the suffix in, which here is used to form inanimate instrumental nouns from verbs and verb stems.
Most plays performed in Finland are translated into Finnish, including their titles. This is a theatre poster for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.