The Alternative Finnish Dictionary

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korjaussarja etymology korjaus ‘repair’ + sarja ‘set, kit’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. repair kit set of materials and tools necessary for a repair operation, often sold as a package
  2. (informal) hair of the dog alcoholic drink taken the morning after to cure a hangover
korkata etymology < korkki
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to uncork
  2. (slang) mennä rikki
  3. (slang) to get injured Mä kaaduin mäessä ja mun polvi korkkas. I fell on skiing slope and my knee got injured.
  • karkota, krokata, torakka
korni {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. Cornish
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) corny
  • kiron, korin, okrin, rikon, rokin, ronki
korpi {{wikipedia}} etymology The ultimate origin of the word is unknown. Cognates exist in Finnic languages: Estonian kõrb, Veps koŕb.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A boreal forest type appearing on moist moraine soils, characterized by dense growth of spruce as the dominating tree species and deep layer of moss as undergrowth. Korpi is often a transition zone between a drier kangas -type forest and various types of suo.
  2. A deep forest.
  3. (colloquial) An area remote from dense population; backwoods, backwater.
  4. (obsolete) desert.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (aviation, informal) airstrip
Synonyms: lentopaikka
kortsu etymology From kondomi. pronunciation
  • [ˈkortsu]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A condom.
Synonyms: kondomi
  • korsut, ruskot
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) cuff on the ear
  2. (dialectal) pulling someone's ear for disciplining
Synonyms: (cuff) korvapuusti, (pulling someone's ear, dialectal) nutistus
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to be annoy, irritate, vex Minua korpeaa tämän saitin vaikea navigointi. I am annoyed by the hard navigation of this site.
The annoyed person is expressed in the partitive with korveta. The grammatical subject of the sentence is whatever is causing the annoyance.
  • koverat
kostuke etymology
  • kostuttaa + -ke
noun: {{head}}
  1. moisturizer (especially something used to moisten a cake while baking)
  2. (colloquial) something to drink Saakos olla pientä kurkun kostuketta?
    • Would you like to have something to drink? (trying to be playful)
  • ukkoset
kotelo {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkotelo/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (biology) pupa
  2. A case, box, capsule, enclosure.
  3. A holster (case for a gun).
  4. (slang) head, brain
  • oletko
kotihiiri etymology koti ‘home’ + hiiri ‘mouse’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. house mouse, Mus musculus.
  2. (colloquial) A person who spends a lot of time at home.
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) To home.
Synonyms: kotiin
  • Kioto, Tokio
kotitonttu etymology koti + tonttu
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (folklore) A brownie (mythical creature, a kind of elf that would do people's housework for them).
  2. (colloquial) A person who spends most of his/her time at home; homebody.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) cap
  • katos, katso, kosta, oksat, sakot, sokat, sotka
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. hook rod bent into a curved shape
  2. hook (fishhook)
  3. hook (boxing punch)
  4. (idiomatic) addiction; used in inessive, elative and illative similarly to English hooked: Olen koukussa Conan O'Brienin ohjelmaan. I'm hooked on Conan O' Brien show.
  5. (typography) cedilla, hook (loop shaped like a hook under certain written letters)
  6. (slang) police
Synonyms: (fishhook) ongenkoukku, (cedilla) sedilji, (police) poliisi
  • koukkunokka
  • koukkuselkä
  • nostokoukku
  • ongenkoukku
  • sormikoukku
  • taulukoukku
  • vetokoukku
  • virkkuukoukku
koutsi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • [ˈkoutsi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A coach (trainer).
Synonyms: valmentaja
  • istuko, kostui, kuosit, tuoksi, uiskot, uskoit
kova {{Finnish index}} etymology From Proto-Finnic *kova.
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. hard of an object, resistant to pressure
  2. hard, strict, harsh, sever, unfriendly, brutal of behavior or character
  3. tough, hard demanding a lot of effort to endure
  4. hard, heavy, severe, loud; very having a high impact or influence Älä soita niin kovaa! Don't play so loud! Radio on liian kovalla. The radio is too loud. Minulla on kova jano. I'm very thirsty.
  5. live of ammunition Tappaja väitti, että hän ei tiennyt aseen olevan ladattu kovilla panoksilla. The killer claimed that he didn't know that the weapon had been loaded with live rounds.
  6. high, ambitious, remarkable Heillä on kovat suunnitelmat - ensin valloitetaan Pohjoismaiden markkinat, sitten koko maailma. They have ambitious plans - first they will conquer the Nordic market, then the whole world. Pidän ilmapiiristä, mutta heidän hintansa ovat aika kovat. I like the atmosphere, but their prices are quite high.
  7. eager, devoted Hän on kova kalamies. He's an eager fisherman. Hän on kova Kärppä-fani. He's a devoted fan of the Kärpät.
  8. hard, hardworking Hän on kova työmies. He's a hard worker.
  9. excellent, great, well-known Alle kaksi tuntia on kova aika maratonilla. Less than two hours is an excellent time on a marathon. Niin, mutta olenkin kovassa kunnossa. Olen kova nimi urheilupiireissä. Yes, but I'm in a great shape. I'm a well-known name in the sports circles.
  10. (physics, ferromagnetism) hard of material: having the capability of being a permanent magnet
  11. (finance) unregulated, market-rate, unsubsidized, hard; special uses, see usexes: ~ valuutta : hard currency globally traded currency that is expected to serve as a reliable and stable store of value ~ raha : unsubsidized financing; especially as opposite to aravalaina
  12. (of light) hard intensive and creating disagreeable and abrupt contrasts in colour or shading
  13. (of water) hard high on dissolved calcium and other minerals
  14. (phonetics) hard, unvoiced pronounced without using the vocal cords
  15. (vulgar) hard of a man, sexually aroused
  16. (pornography) hard, hardcore
Synonyms: (person) ankara, (of noise) kovaääninen, äänekäs, (unsubsidized) vapaarahoitteinen; markkinaehtoinen , (excellent) erinomainen, mainio
  • (object, person) pehmeä
  • (person) lempeä
  • (noise) hiljainen
  • (blow) heikko
  • vako
kovakuoriainen etymology kova ‘hard’ + kuori ‘shell’ + iainen
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. beetle insect of the order Coleoptera
Synonyms: hapsenkakkiainen (humorous), koppakuoriainen (colloquial) , kuoriainen
kova tyyppi etymology kova + tyyppi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) A tough guy
  2. (slang) A good sport admirable person
Synonyms: kova jätkä, äijä
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) tough guy, badass, heavy Joukko laitakaupungin koviksia uhkaili häntä. A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (computing, slang) hard drive
  2. (computing, slang) hardware
kraana etymology < Swedish kran
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) faucet
Synonyms: hana, raana
  • ankara, arkaan, arkana, kaaran, kaarna, karana
krampata etymology kramppi >
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To convulse, spasm
Synonyms: kouristaa, kouristella
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) choosy, picky
Synonyms: vaativa, valikoiva, tarkka, nirso
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) hangover shit defecation in a hangover morning, allegedly making the &quot;patient&quot; feel considerably better
  • käydä krapulapaskalla: to take a hangover shit
kravattisonni etymology kravatti ‘tie’ + sonni ‘bull’ Alternative forms: ravattisonni pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (humorous, regional) inseminator technician who inseminates domesticated animals, notably cows and horses
  2. (by extension) womanizer
Synonyms: (inseminator) keinosiementäjä
kreisi etymology From English crazy.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (slang) crazy
  • kiersi, reiksi
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A minor disease.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) war
  2. (slang) World War II
kristalli pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈkristɑlːi]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. crystal (glass)
  2. (slang, drugs) ice (crystal form of methamphetamine)
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) crocus perennial flowering plant of the genus Crocus
Synonyms: sahrami
kroppa {{Finnish index}} etymology From Swedish kropp. pronunciation
  • [ˈkro̞pːɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) body (physical structure of a human)
Synonyms: ruumis, vartalo
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. inn, roadhouse
  2. pub, bar
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) crude, crudely done
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To cross.
kruununkyyti etymology kruunun + kyyti, from Swedish kronoskjuts
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (historical) A landowner's duty to provide transport for officials of the state and church, dignitaries, prisoners and property of the state.
  2. (euphemism) prisoner transport.
  3. (humorously) Any transport of a person (sometimes even of a specific object) paid from the public funds, as e.g. konsulikyyti. Loukkaantunut joutsenen poikanen tuotiin pelastuslaitokselle, josta se pääsee kruununkyydillä Heinolaan eläinhoitolaan. The injured swan fledgling was brought to the rescue department, from where it will be transferred to the animal rescue facility of Heinola.
kryssiä etymology < Swedish kryssa
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (nautical, slang) to tack, sail close to the wind
Synonyms: luovia
related terms:
  • kryssi
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kryssi
kräkki etymology From English crack.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (computing, slang) a crack
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) quarrel
-ksi {{Finnish index}} Alternative forms: -ks (colloquial)
suffix: -ksi (-kse- with a possessive suffix appended)
  1. Used to form the translative case.
  • Appended to the genitive singular stem.
  • There's also a first infinitive that has a translative suffix with a possessive suffix, denoting purpose.
etymology 1
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. A weft (horizontal threads that are interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric).
  2. Weft, fill, filling (yarn used for the weft).
  3. (informal) In plural (kuteet) an attire, clothes. hienot kuteet = fancy clothes
Synonyms: (fill) kudelanka
related terms:
  • kutoa
etymology 2
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kutea
  2. fi-form of kutea
  3. fi-form of kutea
kuhnia {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈkuxniɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, colloquial) To linger, dawdle.
Synonyms: kupata, viivytellä
  • haikun, hinkua, hiukan, huikan, kihuna, kuhina
kui etymology kuinka
adverb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) how
  2. (colloquial) why Joo muistan... kui? Yeah I remember... why?
Synonyms: (how) kuinka, miten, (why) miksi
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to watch curiously and by strain the neck
kuin {{Finnish index}}
etymology 1 The instructive case of kuka <- Proto-Uralic *ku- (cognates include Hungarian hogy).
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) how? Kuin vanha sä oot? How old are you?
conjunction: {{head}}
  1. (subordinating; with or without ikään + conditional mood) as if. Hän oli (ikään), kuin ei olisi huomannut mitään. He behaved as if he hadn't noticed anything.
particle: {{head}}
  1. (coordinating; with yhtä or niin) as ... as: Kissa on yhtä suuri kuin pieni koira. The cat is as big as a little dog. Syö niin paljon kuin haluat. Eat as much as you want.
  2. (coordinating; with comparatives) than: Kissa on isompi kuin hiiri. The cat is bigger than a mouse.
  3. (coordinating) as, like: Se kävelee kuin ankka. It walks like a duck.
etymology 2
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kuu
  • kinu, ukin
kuin Esterin perseestä etymology kuin Esteri perse; of uncertain origin. Urban legend has it that "Esteri" was the Goddess of rain in pre-Christian Finland, but that's naturally false, as the name is of Biblical origin. One possible source of the saying is the Esteri-branded water pumps used by firebrigades.
phrase: {{fi-phrase}}
  1. (vulgar, idiomatic) A metaphor of heavy rain or sometimes also of heavy snowfall, used like cats and dogs in English. Sataa kuin Esterin perseestä jo kolmatta päivää peräkkäin! It's raining cats and dogs already for a third day in a row!
Synonyms: kaatamalla, kuin saavista kaataen
kuin kuppa Töölöstä etymology kuin kuppa ("from Töölö, a neighbourhood in downtown Helsinki"); coined in 1910's, allegedly refers to the removal of a venereal hospital from Töölö to another part of town
phrase: {{fi-phrase}}
  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) swiftly and irrevocably; used especially with the verb lähteä of a quick, forced departure or removal of something or someone
kukka pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈkukːɑ]
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. flower
  2. (slang) cannabis
Synonyms: (cannabis) kannabis
  • auringonkukka
  • emikukka
  • hedekukka
  • kukkaiskansa
  • kukkaisteekkari
  • kukkakauppa
  • kukkakauppias
  • kukkaloisto
  • kukkamulta
  • kukkateline
  • kakku
kukkahattutäti etymology kukkahattu + täti, meaning “aunt wearing extravagant head-dress”
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) A patronizing person with puritan moral sense.
kukkakimppu etymology kukka + kimppu pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. bouquet, nosegay bunch of flowers
Synonyms: kukkapuska (colloquial)
kukkua {{Finnish index}} etymology Onomatopoietic. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkukːuɑ(ʔ)/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive) To cuckoo (to make the sound of a cuckoo).
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To stay awake late (from the habit of the cuckoo to sing in the night).
kuksia {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈkuksi.ɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kuksa
  • [ˈkuksi.ɑˣ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, intransitive, colloquial) To have sex (trans. -> + partitive = with someone).
  • asukki, sukkia
kulli pronunciation
  • [ˈkulːi]
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cock, dick, prick, schlong (singular) penis, (plural) male genitalia
  • killu
kullinluikaus etymology From kulli (dick, penis) and luikaus (splash, shot, throw etc). Literally approximately dick's shot.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, humorous) A short trip or short period of time.
    • Meiltä on paikalliseen baariin vain kullinluikaus.
      • It’s only a stone’s throw from our place to the local bar.
    • Vapusta on vain kullinluikaus juhannukseen.
      • It's only a short period between May Day and Midsummer.
kulmapotku etymology kulma ‘corner’ + potku ‘kick’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (soccer) corner kick
Synonyms: kulmuri (slang)
coordinate terms:
  • rangaistuspotku
  • vapaapotku
kulmuri etymology kulma + ri
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (sports, slang) corner kick, corner throw, corner stroke or corner hit
  2. (anatomy, slang) canine tooth
Synonyms: (sports) kulmapotku, kulmaheitto, kulmalyönti, (canine) kulmahammas
kultaralli {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) ring finger
Synonyms: nimetön
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, affectionately) sweetheart, honey
Synonyms: kulta, muru
  • ilkut, kilut, litku, lukit
kultsi etymology From kulta. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • /ˈkultsi/
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) honey, baby
Synonyms: beibi, hani, kulta
kumi etymology From German Gummi.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. rubber
  2. eraser
  3. (slang) condom
Synonyms: (eraser) pyyhekumi
  • muki
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) mediocre, not very good
Synonyms: hääppöinen
kumota {{Finnish index}} etymology + ta
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To turn over, flip over, capsize.
  2. (transitive) To undo, repeal, invalidate, annul, reverse, overrule, disprove, deny, abrogate (to reverse the effects of).
  3. (transitive) To overthrow (a ruler).
  4. (transitive) To cancel out (e.g. each other).
  5. (transitive, colloquial) To down (to drink, especially beer).
  • kuomat, moukat
kumppari etymology Short of kumisaapas
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) welly (rubber boot)
Synonyms: kumisaapas
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural of kumppari
  2. (informal) A pair of wellies
Synonyms: (wellies) kumisaappaat
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) bloke, dude, guy, fella
  • kidun, kudin
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal, chess, card games) A king.
    • patakunkku = king of spades
  2. (informal) A king (hereditary ruler).
Synonyms: kuningas, kurko
kunnianloukkaus etymology kunnia ‘honour’ + loukkaus ‘violation’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (legal) A defamation or a slander.
As a legal term, kunnianloukkaus covers both defamation and slander. A libel is törkeä kunnianloukkaus (literally, "grave defamation") in legal context. The word kunnianloukkaus is seldom used in common language (see synonyms below). Synonyms: herjaus, loukkaus, solvaus, (vulgar) vittuilu
kuohuviini etymology kuohu + viini
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. sparkling wine; bubbly, fizz
Synonyms: kupliva (informal), kuohari (colloquial), skumppa (slang)
kuolla {{Finnish index}} etymology From Proto-Finnic *kooldak, from Proto-Uralic *kola-. Cognate with Hungarian hal. pronunciation
  • [ˈkuɔlːɑˣ]
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive + illative) To die of/from. Isoäitini kuoli syöpään. My grandmother died of cancer.
Synonyms: (idiomatic, colloquial, jocular) heittää veivinsä, heittää henkensä, oikaista koipensa, potkaista tyhjää, vaihtaa hiippakuntaa, siirtyä autuaammille metsästysmaille, depata, (literary, poetic) poistua keskuudesta, siirtyä tuonpuoleiseen, siirtyä ajasta ikuisuuteen, (vulgar) pieraista tyhjää, päästää kylmä pieru
kuolla kupsahtaa
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) To die, to kick the bucket.
kuormuri etymology Shortened from kuorma-auto
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) truck, lorry, especially one equipped with an open platform for transportation of goods or bulk materials.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. To cup (do cupping).
  2. (colloquial) To dawdle.
  • kapuat, kaupat, paakut
kupliva etymology kuplia >
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. bubbling (something that produces bubbles)
  2. bubbly, gaseous, gassy (of a liquid containing bubbles)
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) champagne, sparkling wine
Synonyms: kuohujuoma, kuohari, kuohuviini, kuplajuoma, samppanja, skumppa
verb: {{fi-participle}}
  1. fi-participle of kuplia
kuponginleikkaaja etymology Accusative of kuponki + leikkaaja; reference to times when dividends were paid against coupons cut from share certificates.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) One who lives on his/her capital income, a capitalist.
kuppainen etymology kuppa >
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. syphilitic (infected with syphilis)
  2. (vulgar) filthy
  3. (vulgar) pissass
Synonyms: (syphilitic) kuppatautinen, (filthy) saastainen
kuppila etymology kuppi + la
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Any establishment which serves food and/or drink, e.g. bar, pub, cafeteria, canteen, restaurant.
This word tends to be used more frequently of the cheap end of the price scale in each category. Synonyms: (bar) baari, (pub) oluttupa, pubi, (cafeteria) kahvila, (restaurant) ravintola, (canteen) ruokala, kanttiini
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) mistake, error, misconduct
  2. (slang) bump, dent
kura {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. mud, dirt
  2. (slang) wet, unhardened concrete
  3. (colloquial) diarrhea Hänellä on vatsa kuralla. = She has diarrhea.
  • kurahousut
  • kuralapaset
  • kuralätäkkö
  • kurapuku
  • kurasaappaat
  • karu
kurbi etymology < English curb
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (skateboarding, slang) curb
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal, chess, card games) A king.
    • patakurko = king of spades
Synonyms: kuningas, kunkku
  • orkku
kurlata pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkurlɑtɑ/
etymology 1 From gem languages, compare Swedish gurgla, German gurgeln.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to gargle
etymology 2 From English curling
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to curl to play curling
Synonyms: pelata curlingia
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A squirrel.
Synonyms: orava
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (dated) skimmed milk
  2. (colloquial) squirrel
Synonyms: orava
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) Same as ekskursio.
  • kirous, ruoski
kurva etymology From Polish.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of kurvi
kurvi Alternative forms: kurva
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) curve
Synonyms: mutka
kurvikas etymology kurvi + kas
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) curvaceous, curvy
Synonyms: muodokas
  • kirskuva
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, vulgar) To piss.
  • kausista, sukaista, tuskaisa
kuseksia etymology Frequentative form of kusta
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, vulgar) to urinate, repeatedly, in an undesirable place En pidä siitä, että kissanne kuseksii kukkapenkkiini. I don't like it, when your cat urinates in my flowerbed.
Synonyms: kuseskella
kusettaa etymology From kusi.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, monopersonal, vulgar) to have the urge to urinate
    • (Minua) kusettaa.
      • I have the urge to piss.
    • Kalja kusettaa minua.
      • Beer gives me the urge to piss.
  2. (transitive) "to take a pet out to urinate"
    • kusetan koiraani aamuin ja illoin
      • I take my dog out to urinate every morning and evening
  3. (transitive, intransitive) to cheat
    • Moni vaihtoautoliike kusettaa (asiakkaita) niin paljon kuin pystyy.
      • Many used car lots cheat (the customers) as much as they can.
  4. (intransitive) to lie
    • Älä kuseta!
      • Don't lie!
Synonyms: (to need to pee) pissattaa, pissittää, (to con) huijata, vedättää, (to lie) valehdella
kusi {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈkusi]
  • {{hyphenation}}
etymology 1 From Proto-Finnic *kusi, from Proto-Uralic *kuńśe. Cognates include Northern Sami gužža and Hungarian húgy.{{R:Hakkinen 2005}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) urine, piss olla kusessa to be in trouble olla kusessa johonkuhun to have a crush on someone käydä kusella to go pee
Synonyms: pissi, pissa, pisu (childish), virtsa (formal)
etymology 2
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kusta
  • isku, kisu, suki, uksi
kusinen etymology kusi + inen
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) stained with piss
  2. (colloquial) shitty
  • uneksin
kusipää etymology kusi ‘piss’ + pää ‘head’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) asshole, dickhead
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To drive, convey.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Driver.
Synonyms: kuljettaja
  • juoppokuski
  • rekkakuski
  • taksikuski
related terms:
  • kuljettaa
  • kuskata
  • kuksi
kusta {{Finnish index}}
etymology 1 pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkustɑ/
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kusi
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkustɑ(ʔ)/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to piss, slash, whizz to urinate
  2. (figuratively, vulgar) to fuck up, botch to make a mess of kusta homma = to fuck up a job
  3. ~ silmään: to con
  4. ~ muuntajaan: to commit suicide (lit. "to pee into a transformer")
Synonyms: (to make a mess of) mokata, tyriä, (to con) huijata, kusettaa, (to commit suicide) tehdä itsemurha
related terms:
  • kusettaa
  • kusetus
  • kusi
etymology 2 pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkustɑ/
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (interrogative, archaic) fi-form of kuka
  2. (indefinite, archaic) fi-form of kuka
  • kastu, sakut, satku, sukat, tasku, tuska
kutea {{Finnish index}} etymology From Proto-Finnic *kutedak, from fiu *kuďe-. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈkuteɑ(ʔ)/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (intransitive, of a fish) To spawn.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To have sex.
  • tukea
etymology 1
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A bullet (informal term for an unfired round of ammunition).
  2. (colloquial, idiomatic) pitää kutinsa: to be right
Synonyms: (round of ammunition) ammus, pati, patruuna
etymology 2
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kutea
  • itku, tuki, ukit
kutina pronunciation
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. itch (sensation on the skin)
  2. (informal) A hunch
    • Minulla on sellainen kutina, että kohta tapahtuu jotakin.
      • I have a hunch that something is going to happen soon.
Synonyms: (itch) kihelmöinti, syyhy, (hunch) aavistus, hytinä
related terms:
  • kutista
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of kuti
  • kinuta, niukat, tiukan, tukina, tunika
kutonen etymology kuusi + nen
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of kuutonen
kutteri etymology From gem languages, compare English cutter, German Kutter, Swedish kutter
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (nautical) cutter type of boat or small ship
  2. (colloquial) cutter tool
  3. (slang) cutter swarf
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