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Post by daive » Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:33 am

I found a very good website with all the finnish slang words, a nice read for those of you who have nothing else better to do during the day or those that wanna impress their finnish mates in that trendy bar in downtown helsinki! :lol: !!

http://koti.mbnet.fi/joyhan/index.html



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Post by Hank W. » Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:22 pm

Ha, you'll enjoy this: http://koti.mbnet.fi/joyhan/keitti.htm
"kitchen swedish" of the 19th century :lol:

The site is excellent, has a 3-generation slangi 1910/slangi 1950/slangi 1970/finnish dictionary among other things.

Some of the words are used still today, I can pretty well a 1960's, but modern kids=??? and my dad's 1920's streetspeak is about as bizarre as Estonian tv...
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Post by Hank W. » Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:28 pm

Actually, I'd say some words in that "kyökkisuomi" are like "everyday" words.

alkovi, duffeli, henkari, henkselit, limu, muki, panta, ruksi, tarakka, ämpäri...
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Post by Frypan » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:50 am

Now test it out! The helsinki transport planner has been localised to stadislangi...

http://aikataulut.ytv.fi/reittiopas/slangi/

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Post by p19 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:54 am

What that word means?
alkovi, duffeli, henkari, henkselit, limu, muki, panta, ruksi, tarakka, ämpäri...
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Post by Hank W. » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:09 am

p19 wrote:What that word means?
alkovi, duffeli, henkari, henkselit, limu, muki, panta, ruksi, tarakka, ämpäri...
alcove, duffel, (coat)hanger... :wink:
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Post by Frypan » Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:53 pm

henkkari - henkilökortti - Identification papers
henkselit - braces (hold up pants)
limu - soft drink
muki - mug
panta - collar eg for a dog

..next person's turn.

If you can't find it in the dictionary, use google and make an educated guess.
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Post by dreamer » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:09 pm

amppari = ampiainen = wasp (ampiainen is also the name of a cocktail drink, probably the reason I know this word hmmm :oops: )

...don't know about "ruksi, tarakka"; anyone?


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Post by Jarkka » Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:16 pm

Ruksi is a cross that looks like an X, a.k.a. "rasti". As everybody knows, you're supposed to use those - instead of "ticks"/"checks" - on Finnish questionnaires. The one that looks like a plus sign is called "risti". Those Veikkaus people have it all mixed up though.

What was the other one left? Oh yes, tarakka. That's a cargo rack (on a bicycle or moped).


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Ämpäri then...

Post by Jarkka » Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:20 pm

...is just about the same as "sanko" = pail or bucket.


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Post by Hank W. » Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:39 am

limu = limunaati = lemonade
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Post by Hank W. » Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:42 am

here you see the importance of long and short letters!

henkari = hängare= coathanger
henkkari = henkilöllisyystodistus= ID

Portsari kysyy henkkarii ja ottaa palsan hengariin.

(the bouncer asks for the ID and hangs(takes) the overcoat into the hanger)
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