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tippaakaan etymology
  • The partitive singular of tippa and the suffix -kaan.
pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
adverb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, with a negation verb) not a bit exampleEn'' ole tippaakaan kiinnostunut. I'm not interested a bit.
tipu
etymology 1
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. chick, chicken very young chick of hen, when still yellow with its natal down
  2. chick young of bird
  3. any small bird
  4. (colloquial) chick attractive young woman
Synonyms: (chicken) kananpoika, (bird's young) linnunpoika, linnunpoikanen, (small bird) pikkulintu, (attractive woman) kaunotar
etymology 2
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of tippua
  2. fi-form of tippua
  3. fi-form of tippua
anagrams:
  • puit
tipula etymology tipu + la pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈtipulɑ/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) girls' school
Often with capital initial letter when referring to a certain girls' school. Synonyms: tyttökoulu
anagrams:
  • tapuli
  • (inflected forms): liputa, pulita, puilta
tiputtaa
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, informal) to drop, down Tiputin vahingossa avaimeni kaivoon. I accidentally dropped my keys to the well.
  2. (intransitive) to drip to fall one drop at a time Hana tiputtaa. The faucet drips.
Synonyms: (to drop) pudottaa
related terms:
  • tippua (intransitive)
tiputus etymology tiputtaa + us
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. the act of dripping
  2. (medicine, colloquial) intravenous therapy, drip infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein Hän ei voi oikein hyvin. Lääkärit panivat hänet tiputukseen. He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a drip.
Synonyms: (intravenous therapy) infuusio
tirsat
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) nap
Synonyms: nokkaunet, nokoset (colloquial), päiväunet, päiväkännit (colloquial), päikkärit (colloquial), torkut (colloquial)
anagrams:
  • rastit, ritsat, sitrat
tiski
noun: {{head}}
  1. desk
  2. counter
  3. (colloquial) dishes dirty containers, utensils etc. to be washed after eating.
related terms:
  • tiskata
anagrams:
  • iskit, kitsi
tiskikone etymology tiski〈dishes〉 + kone〈machine〉
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) A dishwasher (machine).
Synonyms: astianpesukone
tiskivesi
noun: {{head}}
  1. (informal) dishwater
Synonyms: astianpesuvesi
anagrams:
  • veitsiksi
tismalleen
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) precisely, to a tee
Synonyms: prikulleen, tarkalleen
anagrams:
  • metallisen
tissi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) tit, boob
Synonyms:
tisu
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) tit, teat
anagrams:
  • istu, suti
titteli pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) title prefix or suffix added to name
tiäksä
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (slang) you know.
    • Mun on tiäksä mentävä.
      • You know, I've gotta go.
Also see kato, niinku, nääs
anagrams:
  • käistä, sätkiä, äiskät
tohkeissaan pronunciation
  • Hyphenation and pronunciation:
toh·keis·saan, /ˈtohkeisːɑːn/
adverb: {{fi-adv-pos}}
  1. enthusiastic, enthusiastically, excited, excitedly, (colloquially) jazzed up (about = elative). Olin siitä aivan tohkeissani. I was so excited about it. "Pitäkää kiinni!", hän huusi tohkeissaan. "Hang on!", he shouted excitedly.
Synonyms: innoissaan, poissa tolaltaan
tohon
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tohtori pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈt̪oxt̪ori/
noun: {{head}}
  1. doctor (degree)
  2. (informal) physician
  • "doctor of" is expressed with genitive in Finnish:
filosofian tohtori = Doctor of Philosophy
toi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [toi]
etymology 1
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of tuoda
etymology 2
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
toinen {{Finnish index}} {{ordinalbox}} etymology From Proto-Finnic *toinen, from the pronoun tuo. pronunciation
  • [ˈt̪o̞ine̞n]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (ordinal) the second, abbreviation 2. , in the names of monarchs and popes II .
Synonyms: kakkonen (limited usage), toka (colloquial)
pronoun: {{fi-pron}}
  1. (indefinite) other, another.
  2. In plural (toiset) the others, other ones.
toka
number: {{enum}}
  1. (colloquial) second (e.g. position) tulla tokaksi to finish second
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) runner-up
Synonyms: (second) toinen, (runner-up) kakkonen
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) second toka kerta the second time
anagrams:
  • kato, kota
tokaista
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) to blurt, to blurt out
tokari {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) report card
Synonyms: todistus
toks
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tolla
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tolle
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tolta
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
anagrams:
  • altot, altto, lotat, Lotta, lotta, talot, tolat
tommoinen etymology colloquial form of tuon (genitive form of tuo) + -moinen.
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) that kind of
Synonyms: tollanen, tommonen (colloquial), tuommoinen, tuollainen (standard)
ton
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
  2. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tona
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
anagrams:
  • anot, anto, nato, otan, taon
tonne etymology The sublative of tuo.
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial, of movement) there (when the speaker points at the place): Me mentiin tonne. (cf. tuolla) We went there.
anagrams:
  • neton, onnet
tonni etymology From Swedish ton, from English ton, from tun.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A metric ton.
  2. (colloquial) grand (One thousand units of currency)
anagrams:
  • innot
toosa etymology Borrowed from Germanic languages, compare German Dose
noun: {{head}}
  1. A small box or container made of metal, plastic or cardboard etc.
  2. (colloquial) A TV set or radio
  3. (colloquial) A (poor) machine.
  4. (vulgar) vagina
anagrams:
  • ostoa
toppi
etymology 1 From English top.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A top (garment).
  2. (nautical) A top (masthead).
Synonyms: (garment) yläosa, (masthead) huippuhela
etymology 2 From Swedish stopp.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A stop (action of stopping; interruption of travel).
  2. (colloquial) A halt (permanent cessation).
Synonyms: (temporary stop) pysähdys, pysähtyminen, (permanent halt) loppu
anagrams:
  • pipot
torrakko
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) gun
torso
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. torso
  2. (colloquial) loser
Synonyms: (loser) epäonnistuja, kädetön, kämmäri
torttu pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. tart, pie (type of pastry)
  2. (colloquial) turd piece of excrement
anagrams:
  • tortut
torvi etymology bat, compare Latvian taure. In Baltic-Finnic a metathesis *wr > rw has occurred (compare järvi, karva).
noun: {{head}}
  1. A horn (e.g. a musical instrument).
  2. A tube or pipe, especially one that widens in one end.
  3. (colloquial) A stupid person.
anagrams:
  • rivot
tossa
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
tossu {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈt̪o̞sːu]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (informal) A slipper
  2. A sneaker
Synonyms: (slipper) tohveli, (sneaker) lenkkitossu
tosta
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
anagrams:
  • ostat, otsat, tasot
tota
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tuo
interjection: {{fi-int}}
  1. (colloquial) Space filler or pause during conversation.
Synonyms: öö
anagrams:
  • otat, taot
toukka {{Finnish index}} etymology unknown origin. The word appears in the same shape in Ingrian and Karelian; further cognates include Ludic touk, Votic tõukka and Estonian tõuk.{{R:Hakkinen 2004}} pronunciation
  • [ˈtoukːɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{head}}
  1. A larva (distinct juvenile form of many animals).
  2. A caterpillar (larva of Lepidoptera).
  3. A maggot (larva of fly).
  4. A cutworm (larva of owlet moth).
  5. (humorous, derogatory) A baby, unborn human fetus.
anagrams:
  • kuokat
traku
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A tract.
transu
noun: {{head}}
  1. (derogatory) transvestite, tranny
  2. (derogatory) transgender person, tranny
Synonyms: transvestiitti, transsukupuolinen
anagrams:
  • rantsu, ratsun
treenata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (informal) To work out, exercise.
Synonyms: harjoitella
related terms:
  • treeni
treffit etymology From the Swedish word träffa meaning to meet.
noun: {{fi-noun}} (pluralonly)
  1. (colloquial) date
trippi
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) Drug-induced trip.
  2. (slang) Juice in a small box, commonly in the amount of 2dl.
trollata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈt̪ro̞lːɑt̪ɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (Internet, slang) to troll
troppi etymology Probably from English drop.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) medicine, pill
tsekata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To check.
tsekkaus etymology tsekata + us
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) check inspection or examination Tehdäänpä tsekkaus! Let's do a check!
Synonyms: tarkastus, tarkistus
tsemppi etymology From Swedish kämpa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) fighting spirit, spirit, energy
tsiigata etymology < Swedish kika, pronounced /ˈɕiːˌka/ Alternative forms: tsiikata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to watch, look
Synonyms: katsoa, katsella
tsuhna Alternative forms: tšuhna etymology < Russian чухна 〈čuhna〉 (derogatory term)
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. Finn; used by Finnish speakers when referring to Russians' attitude or behaviour towards Finns, particularly when it is considered as negative
Synonyms: suomalainen
tsuppari
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) errand boy
Synonyms: juoksupoika, lähetti
tsyge etymology From Swedish cykel.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A bicycle.
Synonyms: fillari, polkupyörä, pyörä
tsygä {{Finnish index}} etymology From Swedish cykel. pronunciation
  • [ˈtsyɡæ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{head}}
  1. (slang) bicycle
Synonyms: fillari, polkupyörä
tsäkä Alternative forms: tsägä
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) luck
anagrams:
  • säkät, sätkä
tuhkaluukku
noun: {{head}}
  1. An ashdump door.
  2. (slang, vulgar) A back door (anus).
tuhkamuna etymology tuhka ‘ash’ + muna ‘ball, testicle’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) jaffa infertile man
Synonyms: hedelmätön mies
tuju
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (of an odor or flavor, informal) strong, powerful
Synonyms: (strong in odor or flavor) vahva, väkevä, voimakas, tuikea, tymäkkä, stydi, kipakka
tulla {{Finnish index}} etymology From Proto-Finnic *tuldak, from Proto-Uralic *tole-. Cognate with Hungarian talál. pronunciation
  • [ˈtulːɑˣ]
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive) to come Hän tulee. She comes.
  2. (intransitive, elative + 3rd-pers. singular + noun/adjective in nominative or partitive or tulla by person + translative) to become, get, go, turn Hänestä tuli rikas. She became rich. He tulivat hulluiksi. They went crazy.
  3. (intransitive, impersonal, genitive + 3rd-pers. singular + infinitive) to have to do, be to do, should do, be supposed to do Minun tulee tehdä tämä huomiseksi. I have to do this by tomorrow.
  4. (intransitive) Auxiliary verb for emphasized future tense. Usually, the nonpast tense should be used instead of this. Nimeni on Tapani ja tapani tulette tuntemaan. My name is Tapani and you will learn my manners.
  5. (intransitive, slang) to cum, orgasm
  6. (intransitive, + active past participle in translative) to manage to do (more or less unintentionally), succeed in doing (more or less unintentionally) Hän tuli tehneeksi pahan virheen. She managed to do a big mistake.
Synonyms: (to become) muuttua (+ translative), (to have to do) genitive + 3rd-pers. singular of pitää + infinitive, genitive + 3rd-pers. singular of olla + passive present participle, genitive + 3rd-pers. singular of olla + määrä + infinitive, (to come/cum, orgasm) saada orgasmi
antonyms:
  • (to come) mennä, lähteä, poistua
tumppu pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈtumpːu/
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) a knit mitten or mitt
Synonyms: lapanen, vantus
tumputtaa {{Finnish index}} etymology
  • tumpu- (weak stem of tumppu) + -ttaa
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, vulgar, colloquial) to wank, jerk off, masturbate
tunnari etymology < tunnussävel
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, music) theme music, underneath
Synonyms: tunnussävel
anagrams:
  • nutrian, rutinan, turinan
tunteroinen {{Finnish index}} etymology Diminutive of tunti.
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) about or roughly one hour (can also be longer than just an hour)
tuohi etymology From Proto-Finnic *toohi, from earlier *tooši, borrowed from a bat language.
noun: {{head}}
  1. birchbark (bark of a birch tree)
  2. (informal) money, cash
for example repiä tuohta ; to earn money
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of tuohia
  2. fi-form of tuohia
  3. fi-form of tuohia
  4. fi-form of tuohia
anagrams:
  • hiuot, ohitu
tuommoinen etymology tuo + moinen
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) that kind of
Synonyms: tollanen, tuollainen, tommoinen, tommonen
tuoppi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. beer stein, tankard
  2. steinful of beer
  3. (informal) glass of (draft) beer containing 0.5 liters. A smaller beer glass of 0.33 liters is often called pikku tuoppi or a small stein.
Synonyms: stobe (slang)
tupakansytytin etymology Accusative of tupakka + sytytin
noun: {{head}}
  1. (informal) A cigarette lighter
Normally a cigarette lighter is simply called sytytin, just as in English. Savukkeensytytin is regarded as the correct standard language term. Synonyms: savukkeensytytin, sytytin
tupakka etymology From a gem language, compare tobak.
noun: {{head}}
  1. tobacco
  2. (colloquial) A cigarette
Synonyms: (cigarette) savuke
compounds: {{top4}}
  • piipputupakka
  • purutupakka
  • sätkätupakka
  • tupakansavu
{{mid4}}
  • tupakansytytin
  • tupakanviljely
  • tupakka-aski
  • tupakkahuone
{{mid4}}
  • tupakkakartonki
  • tupakkakasvi
  • tupakkakauppa
  • tupakkaosasto
{{mid4}}
  • tupakkariippuvuus
  • tupakkatakki
  • tupakkavaunu
  • tupakkayskä
{{bottom}}
anagrams:
  • patukka
tuparit {{Finnish index}} etymology Contraction of tupaantuliaiset. pronunciation
  • [ˈtupɑrit]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{head}} (pluralonly)
  1. (colloquial) housewarming party
Synonyms: tupaantuliaiset
tupata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to cram, pack, stuff
  2. (colloquial) to tend (to do = active 3rd infinitive in illative, -maan/-mään) Vapaapäivinä tuppaa satamaan vettä. It tends to rain on my days off.
tupla
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) double
anagrams:
  • laput, pulat
tuplasti etymology tupla + sti
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) doubly
tuplata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈt̪uplɑt̪ɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial, transitive) to double
anagrams:
  • pultata, tulpata
tuplaus
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) doubling
anagrams:
  • pustula, putlaus
tuplavee etymology tupla + vee
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) The letter W, w.
Synonyms: kaksoisvee
tuputtaa {{Finnish index}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, colloquial) to force upon, to thrust upon, to push Äiti tuputti minulle aamupalaksi ruisleivän ja muroja. My mother forced rye bread and cereal on me for breakfast (forced me to eat it).
turinoida
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) To chatter.
turista pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈturistɑ]
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) To chatter.
anagrams:
  • rutista
turparemmi etymology turpa ‘muzzle’ + remmi ‘band’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) noseband part of the bridle of a horse
Synonyms: turpahihna
hypernyms:
  • suitset
turpasauna etymology turpa + sauna
noun: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) "bloodbath", beating or more generally any fight. Usually doesn't involve killing anyone, but giving someone or a group of people a "rough lesson".
turvat
etymology 1
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of turpa
  2. (colloquial) falling over on one's face
etymology 2
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of turva
tussu
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) female genitalia: pussy, cunt
Synonyms: vittu, pillu
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (rare) soft, blunt (like a worn felt tip pen or empty tire)
tussukka
noun: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) Female genitalia.
tussut
noun: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) plural of tussu
tuuba {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. tuba
  2. (colloquial) nonsense, crap
tuupata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To push (a person; once).
  2. (transitive, slang) To bang (have sex).
tuurata etymology From Swedish tura.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial, transitive, + partitive) to stand in for, replace to act as a substitute for
Synonyms: sijaistaa
related terms:
  • tuuraaja
anagrams:
  • aurattu
tuusa etymology < Swedish tusan < tusen
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (informal) Used in genitive as fortifier, especially in the expressions tuusan nuuskana and tuusan nuuskaksi. Maljakko putosi lattialle ja on nyt tuusan nuuskana. The vase fell on the floor and is now in bits and pieces. Maljakko putosi lattialle ja meni tuusan nuuskaksi. The vase fell on the floor and went to bits and pieces.
  2. (informal, dialectal) shattered; only used in translative and essive singular in analogy with previous sense. Voi ei, kaunis maljakko on tuusana! Oh no, the beautiful vase is shattered. Voi ei, kaunis maljakko meni tuusaksi! Oh no, the beautiful vase shattered.
  • Never used as attribute.
Synonyms: (shattered) palasina, pirstaleina, säpäleinä
tuut
etymology 1
interjection: {{fi-int}}
  1. honk
Synonyms: tyyt, tööt
etymology 2
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of tulla
anagrams:
  • tutu
tuutia
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, colloquial) To lull (used normally only of lulling children).
Synonyms: tuudittaa
tuutua Alternative forms: tutua
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, childish) to sleep
anagrams:
  • uuttua
tyhjäpää etymology tyhjä ‘empty’ + pää ‘head’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) airhead having no brain
Synonyms: idiootti, reikäpää, älykääpiö
tykki etymology From Swedish stycke
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. gun with a calibre of more than 20 millimeters
  2. (colloquial) any gun, such as a pistol or rifle
  3. Usually as head word in a compound term, something that may be compared to a gun by e.g. form, function or effectiveness. maalitykki, lumitykki, myyntitykki, soppatykki, videotykki
hyponyms:
  • (gun with 20 mm+ calibre) kanuuna, haupitsi, mörssäri
compounds:
  • ilmatorjuntatykki
  • kenttätykki
  • keulatykki
  • laivatykki
  • lentokonetykki
  • linnoitustykki
  • myyntitykki
  • panssarivaunutykki
  • panssarintorjuntatykki
  • pikatykki
  • perätykki
  • piiritystykki
  • rannikkotykki
  • rynnäkkötykki
  • soppatykki
  • videotykki
  • vuoristotykki
anagrams:
  • kykit, kytki
tykätä etymology From Swedish tycka, tycka om
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To like, to be fond of. Luulenpa, että hän tykkää sinusta. I think she's fond of you.
  2. (colloquial) To like, to think. Mitä tykkäsit elokuvasta? How did you like the movie?
anagrams:
  • kytätä, käytät
tylsistyä etymology Reflexive form of tylsistää < tylsä.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial), (intransitive) to get bored
  2. (intransitive) to become blunt
related terms:
  • tylstyä, tylsyä (to become dull, as an edge)
tylstyä
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) alternative form of tylsyä
tymi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) hashish cannabis extract
Synonyms: hasis
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