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Finnish Syllabification: Finn·ish
Pronunciation: /ˈfiniSH/

Definition of Finnish in English:


The Finno-Ugric language of the Finns, spoken in Finland and in parts of Russia and Sweden.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with Finnish

diminish, finish, thinnish
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