Definition of Finnish in English:


Syllabification: Finn·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈfiniSH


  • The Finno-Ugric language of the Finns, spoken in Finland and in parts of Russia and Sweden.
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    • There's an urban myth that you get better service at Helsinki upmarket shops if you speak Swedish instead of Finnish.
    • Until he was about eight years old he spoke no Finnish.
    • When one of the children spoke Finnish, they were all lined up and had their ears boxed one by one.


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  • Relating to the Finns or their language.
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    • He obtained a PhD in both philology and theology and possessed great knowledge of both the Sami and Finnish languages.
    • There's nothing whatsoever guessable about the Finnish language.
    • The Spaniard gained almost four seconds on the Finnish competitor, who was chasing him for fourth spot on the leaderboard.

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Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw