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puhekieli numbers

Post by abigailkhan » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:40 am

Can anyone tell me the Helsinki puhekieli for the following cardinal numbers?
10 000
100 000
1 000 000
1 000 000 000

Thank you!

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Re: puhekieli numbers

Post by FinnGuyHelsinki » Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:01 am

Pretty much the same as the written form, when talking about numbers and amounts, and not specifically referring to e.g. monetary sums (below). There's so much people from wherever else in Finland that one rarely hears the decades old full tilt Helsinki slang around, and of course times change and with it how people talk, especially the younger generations.

10 = kymppi, kybä
100 = satku, huntti (not to be confused with "huge", which at markka times referred to the monetary unit, e.g. "viiskyt hugee" would be 50 markka, maybe nowadays also with euros, I rarely hear it being used, though)
1000 = tonni, tonttu, dona
10 000 = kymppitonni, kybädona
100 000 = sata tonnia, sata donaa
1000 000 = miltsi
1000 000 000 as a sum or even as a number is so much beyond anything people would usually talk about let alone face in their daily lives, that I've never heard it being referred to as something else than it's written from, miljardi, with the exception of "tuhat miljoonaa" sometimes being used by the media, which IMO is pointless, but to some extent proves how uncommon it is.

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Re: puhekieli numbers

Post by Pursuivant » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:34 pm

1000 000 000 = biljardi :lol:
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Re: puhekieli numbers

Post by onkko » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:32 pm

Pursuivant wrote:1000 000 000 = biljardi :lol:
Jee engelskaa pitää puhua!

to uninformed, billion in english is 1 000 000 000 what would be miljardi in finnish while biljoona in finnish is 1 000 000 000 000 and thats trillion in english.

And there is no biljardi if you dont talk about Cue sports what in fack is biljardi in finnish.

And i hope i did manage to use correct number of zeroes, only zeroes im used of is ones in my account, no trillions :(
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Re: puhekieli numbers

Post by abigailkhan » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:34 pm

Thanks guys! :D

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