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Finnish

Line breaks: Finn|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪnɪʃ
 
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Definition of Finnish in English:

adjective

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.

noun

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The language of the Finns, spoken by about 4.6 million people in Finland, and also in parts of Russia and Sweden. It is a Finno-Ugric language related to Estonian, and more distantly to Hungarian, and is noted for its morphological complexity.
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.

Words that rhyme with Finnish

diminish, finish, thinnish

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