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bolla Alternative forms: polla
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) head
bongailla
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To spot (to see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify).
  2. To twitch (to spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one).
Synonyms: bongata
bongari etymology From the verb bongata + ri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) twitcher birdwatcher
  2. (by extension) someone who spots for hobby or pastime birds, airplane types, beautiful chicks etc.
Synonyms: (birdwatcher) lintubongari
bongata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To spot (to see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify).
  2. To twitch (to spot or seek out a bird, especially a rare one).
Synonyms: bongailla
anagrams:
  • bongaat
bootata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈbu̞ːt̪ɑt̪ɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
Alternative forms: buutata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, computing, slang) to boot, reboot
bootsi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • [ˈbuːtsi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A boot (shoe).
botski
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) boat, ship
anagrams:
  • boksit
bounssata etymology From English bounce
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to bounce slang: to leave
Synonyms: (common language) lähteä, poistua, häipyä, (slang or informal) häippäistä, lähteä kävelemään
brassailija etymology brassailla + ja
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) bragger, boaster, show-off
brassailla
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to show off to exhibit or demonstrate something for the purpose of bragging
brassi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A Brazilian person.
breikata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive) To breakdance.
  2. (billiards, slang) To break (to make the first shot).
Synonyms: (to break in billiards) aloittaa, avata
breikki
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) break, pause
Synonyms: tauko
brenkku
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) Booze.
briiffata pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, + partitive, slang) To brief (someone) about something Joo, olen jo briiffannut häntä siitä. Yes, I have already briefed her about it.
Synonyms: (to brief, to inform) opastaa, ohjata
broidi pronunciation
  • /ˈbroi̯di/
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) brother
Synonyms: veli
broileripoliitikko etymology broileri ‘broiler chicken’ + poliitikko ‘politician’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) A politician, especially a young one, who has done his/her whole career in politics, and is thus regarded as not having experience of the "real" life.
bruukata {{Finnish index}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) Alternative spelling of pruukata
bryssä etymology A blend of Bryssel and ryssä, a derogatory term for a Russian. pronunciation /ˈbrysːæ/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (humorous, neologism) citizen of the EU, especially one who works in the bureaucracy of the union; when capitalized, the EU
Synonyms: (EU bureaucrat) eurokraatti
bränikkä
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) brand new
Synonyms: tuliterä
budjata etymology Russian быть 〈bytʹ〉, in 3rd person future будет (búdet)
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To live, reside.
Synonyms: asua (standard), bunkata (slang)
bugi {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈbuɡi]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (computing, slang) bug
Synonyms: ohjelmointivirhe
bumaga etymology From Russian бумага 〈bumaga〉.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A document.
Synonyms: asiakirja, dokumentti
bunkata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (Helsinki slang) to bunk, live, stay Missä sä bunkkaat? Where do you bunk?
Synonyms: asua (standard), budjata (slang)
bussi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) bus
Synonyms: linja-auto, onnikka
related terms:
  • auto
bussikuski
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) bus driver
Synonyms: linja-autonkuljettaja
bussinkuljettaja
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) A bus driver.
Synonyms: linja-autonkuljettaja
buukata etymology From Swedish boka.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To book, to reserve (to reserve something for future use). Haluan buukata hotellihuoneen huomiseksi. I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night.
Synonyms: varata
buulaaki etymology < Swedish bolag Alternative forms: buulaagi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) company, firm
buunata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to polish
buutata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈb̪uːt̪ɑt̪ɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
Alternative forms: bootata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, computing, slang) to boot, reboot
buutsi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) boot shoe
etymology From English boots.
bygga etymology Swedish bygga
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) construction site
bylsiä
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, vulgar, slang + partitive) To fuck, screw.
byrokraatti etymology < byrokratia
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. bureaucrat
Synonyms: (pejorative) konttorirotta, kynänpyörittäjä, virkamies, virkailija
anagrams:
  • byrokraatit, byrokratiat
byssa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang, nautical) galley, caboose ship kitchen
Synonyms: kapyysi
bändi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • [ˈbændi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (music, colloquial) band, group
Synonyms: yhtye
bänet
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) bänksit event of breaking up a relationship Meille tuli bänet. We broke up. Bänet on ikäviä. Breaking up sucks.
bänks
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) breakup (of relationship) Panin bänks hänen kanssaan. I broke up with her.
  • Often used in plural
Synonyms: bänät
bärsse etymology
  • From the word perse: a seemingly euphemistic variant although still as vulgar as the original word.
pronunciation
  • [ˈbæ̞rsːe̞ˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) arse, ass Heiluuko bärsse?
bööna etymology From Swedish böna.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (dialectal) bean, especially a coffee bean
  2. (slang) woman, girl
Synonyms: (woman) muija, mimmi, pimu
chatata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (Internet, slang) To chat.
anagrams:
  • ahtaat, chattaa
chatti etymology < English chat. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈtsætːi/ or /ˈtʃætːi/ or /ˈsætːi/
alternative form:
  • tsätti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (Internet, informal) chat
related terms:
  • chatata
anagrams:
  • chatit, tahti, thait
chipata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • Rhymes: vipata
  • /ˈtʃipɑtɑˣ/
verb: {infl|fi|verb}} {{fi-verb}}
  1. (sports, slang) To chip (to play a shot where the ball goes predominantly upwards).
chopperi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) A chopper (motorcycle style).
cowboy pronunciation
  • /ˈkɑubo̞i/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. cowboy person who attends cattle, especially in the American West
Synonyms: lehmipoika (humorous), karjapaimen (person who attends cattle in general)
curling pronunciation
  • /ˈkɜː(r)lɪŋ/
  • /ˈkurliŋ/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (sports) curling
Synonyms: (sport) kurlaus (informal)
dallari
etymology 1 Agent noun of slang verb dallata, from tallata
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) walker one who walks
  2. (informal) walker, walking frame framework device used to support a walking person
Synonyms: (one who walks) kävelijä, (walking frame) kävelytuki
etymology 2 From dalmatialainen
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (familiar) Dalmatian breed of dog
Synonyms: (Dalmatian) dalmatialainen
darra {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈdɑrːɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) hangover
Synonyms: kankkunen, krapula
deadline etymology < English pronunciation
  • /ˈdedlɑi̯n/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) deadline
Synonyms: määräaika, takaraja
dealeri Alternative forms: diileri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) drug dealer
debata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, slang) to die
Synonyms: delata
debuggeri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang, computing) debugger
deekis
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A state of personal decline, especially one caused by alcoholism.
deeku Alternative forms: deegu, deeki, degu pronunciation
  • [ˈdeːku]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A drunkard.
Synonyms: doku, juoppo, pultsari, See also
deittailla etymology From English date.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To date to take someone on a series of dates.
dekkari pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) whodunit, detective story
  2. (informal) detective
Synonyms: salapoliisiromaani (novel), salapoliisitarina (any format)
delata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, slang) To die.
Synonyms: kuolla
demari
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, politics) A social democrat.
Synonyms: (social democrat) sosiaalidemokraatti
demota
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To demonstrate.
depata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) alternative spelling of debata
depis
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) depression
Synonyms: masennus, depressio
desi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) decilitre/deciliter
anagrams:
  • side
diagonaalihiihto etymology diagonaalinen + hiihto, coined to differentiate the classic style of cross-country skiing in which the hands and legs are working diagonally and the skis are moved along parallel tracks from the newer discipline of luisteluhiihto.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (dated) classic skiing style of cross-country skiing
Synonyms: perinteinen, perinteinen tyyli, perinteinen hiihtotapa, perinteinen hiihtotyyli, pertsa (informal)
diagonaalityyli etymology diagonaalinen ‘diagonal’ + tyyli ‘style’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (dated) classic skiing style of cross-country skiing
related terms:
  • diagonaalihiihto
Synonyms: perinteinen hiihtotapa, perinteinen, perinteinen tyyli, perinteinen hiihtotyyli, pertsa (informal), diagonaalihiihto (dated)
dieselvero etymology diesel ‘diesel’ + vero ‘tax’; officially the tax is called käyttövoimavero, but the vehicles actually taxed are chiefly diesel-driven, hence the colloquial term
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) diesel tax tax charged from owners of diesel-driven vehicles
Synonyms: käyttövoimavero (official term)
differentiaaliyhtälö etymology differentiaalinen + yhtälö
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (mathematics) differential equation
Synonyms: (colloquial) diffis
diffis
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (mathematics, slang) A differential equation.
digata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈdiɡɑtɑ(ʔ)/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, slang, + elative/partitive) To dig, like.
diileri Alternative forms: dealer, dealeri etymology From English dealer.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) dealer
compounds:
  • huumediileri
  • valuuttadiileri
diskata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, colloquial) To disqualify.
Synonyms: diskvalifioida
anagrams:
  • dataksi, diskaat, kidasta
diskaus etymology diskata + us
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) disqualification
Synonyms: diskvalifiointi, hylkääminen, hylkäys
disketti pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (computing, colloquial) diskette
Synonyms: levyke
diskvalifioida
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. To disqualify.
Synonyms: hylätä, (colloquial) diskata
dissata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To diss.
divari etymology From the obsolete diverssikauppa, shop of diverse products. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈdiʋɑri/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) antiquarian bookshop
Synonyms: antikvariaatti
anagrams:
  • draivi
dokata pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • /ˈdokɑt̪ɑ/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, slang) To drink (alcohol; especially in large amounts).
Synonyms: (heavy drinking) juopotella, ryypätä, vetää lärvi, (to drink) juoda
anagrams:
  • kaadot, kadota
dokaus etymology dokata + us
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) drinking occasion, practice or habit of heavy consumption of alcoholic drinks
Synonyms: dokaaminen (slang), juominen, juopottelu (standard language)
doku pronunciation
  • [ˈdoku]
  • {{hyphenation}}
etymology 1
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) drunkard
Synonyms: deeku, juoppo, pultsari
etymology 2
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) documentary
anagrams:
  • kudo
dongarit etymology From dungarees
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A pair of trousers.
donkkaus {{Finnish index}} etymology donkata + us pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (basketball, colloquial) dunking
  2. (basketball, coloquial) dunk shot
donna
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) woman
anagrams:
  • nadon
dorka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) dork, jerk, idiot, dorkface
Synonyms: idiootti, kananaivo, tollo, toope, torvi
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) stupid, idiotic, jerklike
draivi etymology From English drive.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) drive (self-motivation)
  2. (golf) drive (golf stroke)
anagrams:
  • divari
dulla
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) hashish cannabis extract
Synonyms: hasis
dumari etymology erotuomari > tuomari >
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (sports, informal) An ump.
Synonyms: erotuomari
anagrams:
  • radium
dunkkis etymology < tunkkainen
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) smell, odor
Synonyms: haju
duunailla etymology Frequentative form of duunata.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang, ) to do, work exampleMitä olet duunaillut viime aikoina? What have you been doing lately?
duunari
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A manual worker.
duunata etymology From German tun.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To do, make, work on.
    • Mitä sä duunaat? = What are you doing?
    • duunaan mun autoo. = I'm working with my car.
    • duunasin nojatuolin. = I made an armchair.
anagrams:
  • antaudu, duunaat
duuni pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • [ˈduːni]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) job, work
anagrams:
  • uduin, uudin
dyykata {{Finnish index}} etymology From Swedish dyka. pronunciation
  • [ˈdyːkɑtɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to dive
  2. to dumpster dive Dyykkaan safkat, elektroniikat, vaatteet.. I dumpster dive food, electronics, clothes..
dödö pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) deodorant
Synonyms: deodorantti
dörtsi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • [ˈdørtsi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) door
eemeli
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) ecstasy drug
Synonyms: ekstaasi
Eesti
proper noun: {{fi-proper noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Estonia
Synonyms: (standard) Viro
anagrams:
  • esite, teesi
eesti etymology See Eesti.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Estonian (language); the standard term for Estonian is viro
Synonyms: viro
anagrams:
  • esite, teesi
ege
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) euro (currency)
Synonyms: (currency, colloquial, slang) eero, eke, erkki, uusi raha
anagrams:
  • gee
ehdoton etymology ehto + ton
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. absolute, unconditional Parlamentaarisella äänestyksellä pyritään ehdottomaan enemmistöön. With the parlamentary election we are aiming to an absolute majority. Kuningas oli usein valtakuntansa ehdoton yksinvaltias. A king was often the absolute monarch of his realm. Tämä kappale on minun ehdoton suosikki. This song is my absolute favourite.
  2. (informal) best Beatles on ehdoton! The Beatles are the best!
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) an unconditional incarceration (as opposed to probation), prison (sentence) Se sai viisi vuotta ehdotonta. He got five years in prison.
ei ihmeempiä etymology ei + ihme + -mpi + partitive plural ending. Grammatically this is incorrect as the nouns are not comparable.
phrase: {{fi-phrase}}
  1. (informal) nothing special; uninformative answer e.g. to the greeting mitä kuuluu
Synonyms: ei kummempia, kiitos, hyvää, mitäs tässä, siinähän se
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