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kamtsatka has looked up 0 words, created 4 lists, listed 113 words, written 49 comments, added 57 tags, and loved 11 words.

Comments by kamtsatka

  • France or the French language in Finnish.

    November 22, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'Christmas'.

    November 20, 2008

  • Umm, this is hard to explain. My dictionary says that it means 'eternally' or 'for ever'. It's a word that is usually only used in poems and that sort of things.

    November 19, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'tear'.

    November 16, 2008

  • An interesting idea.

    November 16, 2008

  • Oh, I think it's time to me to go to sleep. Just look what I am writing. My doings are getting a bit tired. I'm going to listen to Bach's Air and then drag myself to bed. I should have gone to sleep almost one and a half hours ago but I can't resist staying up when my parents are not home. Ok, no one's even interested anymore. Good night.

    November 16, 2008

  • It's night here, what about there? (Am I just tired or also something else?)

    November 16, 2008

  • Ok, good, now I can sleep in peace again. =)

    November 16, 2008

  • Umm, I'm not sure if this is a real problem or if it is meant to be like that, but there is always a few minutes delay before I can see the updates. Meaning that when I add a word or a comment or something, I have to wait five minutes or so before I can see it on the front page. It's a bit irritating and I just want to know if it's only me or everyone else, too.

    November 16, 2008

  • I think I learnt this word while I was a little 13-year-old kid and first time reading a book in a foreign language. Ode to Deathly Hallows. Or not. The ending was... flat.

    November 16, 2008

  • No, I don't admit that I am listening to Roxette right now.

    November 16, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'sausage'.

    November 16, 2008

  • I just learnt this word this week.

    November 16, 2008

  • C'est la vie. Totally.

    November 16, 2008

  • It has a nice sound and even nicer meaning.

    November 16, 2008

  • I totally agree. Although I almost get a heart attack every time I see Barney. I guess I haven't got used to it because it hasn't come to Finland - yet, at least. I prefer the Moomins to all of these.

    November 16, 2008

  • That's correct. The English y whereas is equivalent to Finnish j, at least when it's pronounsed like in the word 'you', and sometimes to Finnish i.

    //Edit: Oh, I just noticed that I have been expressing myself a bit oddly. I meant in my first comment that the rought translation is 'wedding night intuition' not that it's something about it.

    November 15, 2008

  • This is so creepy word.

    November 15, 2008

  • This is an interesting word. I just wonder... what does it even mean?

    November 15, 2008

  • The teenagers' favourite phrase, 'whatever', in Finnish.

    November 15, 2008

  • Well... that's quite an animal.

    November 15, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'teletubby'.

    November 15, 2008

  • Well, Nenäpäivä is a charity event in Finland and it's celebrated today, the 14 of November. Literally it means 'nose day'. The official website in English.

    November 15, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'stitch'.

    November 15, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'tomato'.

    November 15, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'coffee vending-machine'.

    November 14, 2008

  • Oh, the memories... The first year I studied Swedish, my favourite sentence was "jag bor i en öde ö" which means "I live on a deserted island".

    November 12, 2008

  • Oh, frindley, I'm really proud of the musical life here. We have so many opportunities to take an interest in music. Personally I play the flute, sing in the choir and am in the music class (which means that we have more music lessons than the normal students).

    And whichbe, I live in an apartment building (it's a very common thing in Finland) so I guess it's OK if you sleep in our backyard. You just have to watch out for the children of the neighbourhood, and the official authority if some neighbour calls the police because of some lurker in the backyard.

    November 11, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'moped'.

    November 11, 2008

  • Well, I found this link. There are pictures of all of the scout calendars before the doors are opened. Unfortunately the text is in Finnish, but when you click the blue links, you can search the different decades.

    November 11, 2008

  • Oh my. The advent calendars appeared in our local stores in October. I was very shocked because the Christmas stuff comes to the shops earlier and earlier every year. Or maybe I just haven't noticed before.

    Oh, and the point was that they are common in Finland, too. The children like chocolate calendars but then there are those ones which have pictures in them. The advent calendar of The Guides and Scouts of Finland is very famous here and it's always very interesting and has a high quality.

    November 10, 2008

  • Well, my dictionary says that 'aie' means 'intuition', 'purpose', 'plan'. And then 'hääyö' means 'wedding night', of course. So, I guess you can say it's about which presents to unwrap first.

    November 10, 2008

  • One of the longest real words in Finnish language. It is some part of a nuclear plant.

    November 10, 2008

  • This is a word that even the Finns consider as a bit odd. No one ever uses it because it means something about 'wedding night intuition', but the children think it's funny because it has so many vowels in a row.

    November 10, 2008

  • As you wish! =)

    November 10, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'paunch'.

    November 10, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'squirrel'.

    November 10, 2008

  • Oh, a more exact term may be 'caramel lollipop' or 'toffee lollipop'.

    November 10, 2008

  • A Finnish word for 'old woman'. It's a bit abusing phrase.

    November 10, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'plum tree'.

    November 10, 2008

  • This is one way to say 'furry' in Finnish.

    November 10, 2008

  • I think that the rought translation is 'Oh, my God!'.

    November 10, 2008

  • The basic form of this word is 'äijä'. In this case it is in the plural and in the partitive case.

    November 10, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'local'.

    November 9, 2008

  • It's kind of a lollipop.

    November 9, 2008

  • Also what Finnish cats say.

    November 9, 2008

  • Yes, I am Finnish. (I'm not sure about the customs here, by the way, meaning I don't know if I should answer to your profile or to my profile...)

    November 9, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'chocolate'.

    November 9, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'plum'.

    November 9, 2008

  • The Finnish word for 'mother'.

    November 9, 2008

  • Kiva is also the Finnish word for 'nice'.

    November 9, 2008

  • I just hate it when I can't type this right. Every time I need the word I have to use a dictionary.

    October 17, 2008

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  • Perhaps you can help us with iäti too :-)

    November 17, 2008

  • The frindley is a flute player too! (Although I should also admit that I haven't practised properly for a very long time. Sigh.)

    November 11, 2008

  • Oh, frindley, I'm really proud of the musical life here. We have so many opportunities to take an interest in music. Personally I play the flute, sing in the choir and am in the music class (which means that we have more music lessons than the normal students).

    And whichbe, I live in an apartment building (it's a very common thing in Finland) so I guess it's OK if you sleep in our backyard. You just have to watch out for the children of the neighbourhood, and the official authority if some neighbour calls the police because of some lurker in the backyard.

    November 11, 2008

  • Can I move to Finland and sleep in your backyard? I can cook very good meals.

    November 11, 2008

  • In my world (Australian music scene) we are extremely envious of the thriving musical life that we witness in Finland. Lots of orchestras (relative to population), great music education from the youngest ages, and so on.

    November 11, 2008

  • Kamtsatka,
    Welcome to Wordie! In some of my lists, I try to talk about my motherlands (Italy and Sardinia). I would love to read stories about Finnish culture, myths, oddities! Your country is very fascinating, and little known -- in Italy, at least.

    November 10, 2008

  • That's true (about us being interested). Valituskuoro caught my attention a few months back!

    November 10, 2008

  • As you wish! =)

    November 10, 2008

  • Keep them coming, Kamtsatka. I'm sure many of us here will be interested in
    Finnish words :-)

    November 10, 2008

  • Oh, hyvää paivää! I am learning :)

    November 10, 2008

  • Hi Kamtsatka, welcome to Wordie! Thanks for your comments on Finnish words. Most of the ones I've listed I mined out of Wiktionary to fit various vowel patterns, but I don't know any Finnish. Any additions or corrections are welcome.

    November 10, 2008

  • If it's not already listed, could you please give me a Finnish miao here. Thanks.

    November 9, 2008

  • Welcome to Wordie. I suppose our custom is to answer to the other person's profile but it doesn't matter much. It's easier for others to follow if they can see the question and answer in the same place.

    November 9, 2008

  • Yes, I am Finnish. (I'm not sure about the customs here, by the way, meaning I don't know if I should answer to your profile or to my profile...)

    November 9, 2008

  • Are you Finnish?

    November 9, 2008