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by Jukka Aho
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: directions
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: directions

From the linked lyrics: kii = colloquial short form of kiinni että tarttuisit kii(nni) = “...that you’d hold onto (me)” Literally: “...that you’d grab onto (me in a way that prevented me from getting/drifting away)” Alternative interpretation which is grammatically valid but doesn’t fit the context:...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: directions
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: directions

2) A sijaitsee B:sta kolme mailia etelään. Also often in the form A sijaitsee kolme mailia B:sta etelään. But both are fine. (Except that when writing or speaking to a Finnish audience, you’d typically express distances as kilometers.) 3) Kaupunki oli siirtetty kymmenen kilometriä etelämmäksi. Prob...
by Jukka Aho
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Making comparisons in Finnish
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: Making comparisons in Finnish

kultamarja wrote:Is it possible to say "Mikko on minua kolme vuotta vanhempi" - Mikko is three years older than me.

And can you also say this the other way round?
Yes to both.
by Jukka Aho
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: question of joint bank accounts, survivor rights
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: question of joint bank accounts, survivor rights

hi all, so, wife and I have joint accounts ( i.e. yhteinenomitajatili ), and not just the ' käyttöoikeudet ' we've had them always, even while we lived abroad. how does it work in Finland, if one of the spouse is deceased? Can the surviving spouse continue to use that? Or will they have to queue in...
by Jukka Aho
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: puoli pari and monta
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: puoli pari and monta

I see that puoli and pari is very much like the numbers. I can write kaksi kuppia, kolme kuppia, puoli kuppia and pari kuppia. Also the ackusative and nominative coincides just as for the numbers, no n-termination in the object (puoli kuppia and not puolen kuppia). Just note that puolen kuppia , sp...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: puoli pari and monta
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: puoli pari and monta

Can someone judge the correctness of the following sentences? 1) Haluaisin puoli kuppia kahvia. OK. 2) Haluaisin puolen kupin kahvia. Easily understandable but not correct. (Would be correct if there were a specific, hypothetical, well-known, Harry Potter-esque product or service called puolen kupi...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Any good internet forums used by Finnish people
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Any good internet forums used by Finnish people

There’s also Muusikoiden.net — a website for hobbyist or performing musicians and active music listeners — and its discussion forum. (Registration form can be found here.)
by Jukka Aho
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Making comparisons in Finnish
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

Re: Making comparisons in Finnish

But supppose you want to say 'Mikko is much older than me'. Can you say it like this? Mikko on minua paljon vanhempi Or can you also say: Mikko on paljon minua vanhempi? Either will do. I was trying to think if there’s a difference in emphasis, but if there is, it is subtle enough I can’t put my fi...
by Jukka Aho
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: joka
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

Re: joka

I've noticed that the phrase 'joka päivä' never inflects regardless of the position in the sentence. Is this true? I’m not sure if I get what you mean. Joka päivässä on jotain hyvää. Joka päivästä voi tehdä yön mustilla verhoilla. \m/ Joka päivään kuuluu venyttelyharjoituksia. What about joka talo,...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: Any good internet forums used by Finnish people
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: Any good internet forums used by Finnish people

Not a forum but Uusi Suomi (an online news medium which was founded on the ruins of a now-defunct print newspaper by the same name) runs a popular and lively Finnish blogging service with two main subject areas: 1. Uusi Suomi — Puheenvuoro Puheenvuoro is a blogging platform for opinions on current a...
by Jukka Aho
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Posti Mail collection boxes
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Posti Mail collection boxes

Its the sender who indicates is it sent to yr nearest post office or automated box. Automated box location can be specified also by the sender. Just to clarify further: when you buy something from a Finnish online store, they may or may not offer the option of delivering to a Posti Parcel Point — o...
by Jukka Aho
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: How can I watch Mayweather McGregor boxing live?
Replies: 1
Views: 561

Re: How can I watch Mayweather McGregor boxing live?

Does anyone know how I can watch this? Is there a certain channel I can order it from? I am aware that it will be super early in the morning and that Mayweather will most likely win but I'd still like to watch live. Thanks A quick Google search reveals Viaplay offers it as a pay-per-view stream for...
by Jukka Aho
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: YLE - Police
Replies: 30
Views: 2327

Re: YLE - Police

Some of the early reports [1] created the impression the mother who got stabbed while she was pushing her baby in a stroller would have been one of the two fatalities. (Police had only identified the fatalities as two female Finnish citizens and have not revealed any identifiable details of the inju...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Kielikoulu
Topic: “Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: “Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”

Thank goodness for Sanakirja.org, which says that "haltia" means "elf" or "fairy." Less dramatic but more reassuring. Now, why do you suppose Google is drawing a link between haltia and death? Good question. I have no idea. Here’s a bit more on both the etymology and spelling of haltia or haltija :...
by Jukka Aho
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Living in Finland
Topic: Iso Omena Library
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Iso Omena Library

I need to do a bit of printing and actually don't have my own one here. I checked the Iso Omena Library page and they do say they have laser engraving services as well as 3D printing services, but does anyone know if they have a situation whereby I could go there on a more or less daily basis, sit ...