Finnish Finland


Word USED On Occasion BY Adults and teens

(noun) • (long johns drunkenness) • Getting drunk at home, in a hotel room or other comparable location in your underwear, with no intention of heading out to a bar later on.

"Ois ollu eilen ilalla Huuhkajien voittoparaati torilla, mutten jaksanu lähtee. Vedin kalsari(känni)t."

"There was a victory fest for Huuhkajat at the (Helsinki Market) Square last night, but I couldn't be bothered. Settled for kalsarikännit."


Finnish Finland

niin kaukana kuin pippuri kasvaa

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

(as far as pepper grows) • Pepper was spice that came from somewhere far away, so it started mean it.

"Painu sinne missä pippuri kasvaa."

"Go there where pepper grows."


Finnish Finland

kannettava tietokone

Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(noun) • (carriable computer) • Laptop, a computer that you are able to carry.

"Tämä kauppa myy kannettavia tietokoneita. Tarvitsetko kannettavan? Minulla on jo läppäri."

"This store sells carriable computers. Do you need a carriable? I already have a laptop."

Finnish Finland

sataa kuin Esterin perseestä

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

(rains like from Esther’s ass) • When it is raining a lot. Nobody knows who Esther is.

"Jätin sateenvarjon kotiin ja matkalla junalle alkoi sataa kuin Esterin perseestä."

"I left the umbrella home and on the way to the train it started to rain like from Esther’s ass"

Finnish Finland


Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (keyboard) • Another word for finger, sormi, is näppi, näpit. When you do something where you touch something with multiple fingers consecutively, for example twang guitar strings, that can be called näppäillä, näppäily. Ending -sto, -stö indicates something that is formed of many same items in same place, for example puu, puusto means a place with trees. Keyboard has multiple keys handled by one finger at a time, so it's called näppäimistö.

"Kun näppäilet näppäimistöä näpeilläsi, näppäimistä kuuluu kova ääni."

"When you type on the keyboard with your fingers, the keys make a loud sound."


Finnish Finland


Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • It's the word for mobile phone.

"Minä vuonna ostit kännykän?"

"What year did you buy a mobile phone?"


Finnish Finland


Word USED Frequently BY Everyone

(n.) • (knowledge machine) • Computer.

"Onko joku koneella? Onko teillä tietokone?"

"Is someone at the machine? Do you have a computer?"