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skoude {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈsko̞ude̞]
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A cop (police officer).
Synonyms: (police officer) poliisi, poliisimies
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) tie item of clothing
Synonyms: kravatti, solmio, kraka
skrubu etymology < Swedish skrubba
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) contusion, laceration
  2. (slang) scratch disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface caused by scratching
  3. (slang) dent shallow deformation in the surface of an object, produced by an impact
Synonyms: (contusion, laceration) ruhje, (scratch) naarmu, (dent) lommo, kolhu
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) poor, bad, inferior
Synonyms: huono, surkea, kelvoton
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to work, function, run to act as intended, to be in action
  2. (slang) to play (a game) Tänään me skulattiin lätkää jumppatunnilla. Today we played ice hockey on the physical education class.
  3. (slang) to play (a musical instrument)
Synonyms: (to work) toimia, (to play a game) pelata, (to play an instrument) soittaa, soida
skumppa {{Finnish index}} etymology From Swedish skumvin. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • {{rhymes}}
  • [ˈskumpːɑ]
noun: {{wikipedia}} {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Sparkling wine.
Synonyms: kuohari, kuohuviini, kupliva
skutsi etymology < Swedish skog
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) forest
Synonyms: metsä
skypettää etymology < Skype pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈskype̞tːæː
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (informal, computing) to skype to make a telephone call using Skype software
  2. (informal, computing) to skype to send a file with Skype
Synonyms: (to make a call with Skype) soittaa Skype-puhelu
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) penis
  • balsa
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) pizza slice
slangi {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. Slang, jargon, vernacular (language characteristic of a particular group).
  2. Argot, jargon, vernacular (specialized vocabulary and terminology of a certain fieldor profession).
  3. (Helsinki slang) Helsinki slang
Synonyms: (vocabulary of a profession) ammattikieli, ammattislangi
slangisana etymology slangi ‘slang’ + sana ‘word’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. slang word
slangisanakirja etymology slangi ‘slang’ + sanakirja ‘dictionary’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. slang dictionary
sliipata etymology < Swedish slipa Alternative forms: liipata
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to whet to sharpen with a whetstone
Synonyms: liipata
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) Rusky Russian
Synonyms: venäläinen (standard), ryssä (highly derogative)
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) To buy. Valkoisen sprigin kai mulle jostain slumppaat. You probably buy from somewhere a white suit for me.
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) small
  • sadin
snadisti etymology snadi + sti
adverb: {{fi-adv}}
  1. (slang) little, a bit
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) nakkikioski
  • sangria
snaijata etymology Russian знать 〈znatʹ〉, in first person singular знаю (znayu) >
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to understand, grab, get it
  • sijataan
snöge etymology < Swedish snö
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) snow
Synonyms: lumi
soitto etymology soittaa + o
noun: {{head}}
  1. music sounds produced with musical instruments
  2. playing act of playing music
  3. call, telephone call; ring; bell (UK)
  4. toll ringing of a bell
  5. (archaic) driving, riding; now chiefly idiomatic use, see yhtä soittoa
Synonyms: (music) musiikki, (playing) soittaminen, (telephone call) puhelinsoitto, (toll) kellonsoitto, kumu, kalkatus, (driving) ajaminen, ajo
compounds: {{top4}}
  • alkusoitto
  • iltasoitto
  • kellonsoitto
  • pitkäsoitto
  • puhelinsoitto
  • soittoharrastus
  • soittokello
  • soittokone
  • soittokunta
  • soittolava
  • soittoläksy
  • soittonappi
  • soittonappula
  • soittoniekka
  • soitto-opinnot
  • soitto-oppilas
  • soittopeli
  • soittopyyntö
  • soittorasia
  • soittoruokala
  • soittotaito
  • soittotekniikka
  • soittotunti
  • soittoääni
  • toisto
solttu pronunciation
  • [ˈsol̪t̪ːu]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) soldier
  • soltut
sontikka etymology From Russian зонтик 〈zontik〉 from Dutch zonnedek. pronunciation
  • [ˈson̪t̪ikːɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) umbrella for rain
Synonyms: sateenvarjo
  • kiskonta
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) umbrella (for rain)
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) nonsense, bunk
soppa etymology From Swedish soppa.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (dialectal) soup
  2. (informal) mess messy situation exampleOman soppa[[-nsa|nsa]] joutuu lusikoimaan ennemmin tai myöhemmin joka tapauksessa.
Synonyms: (soup) keitto, liemi, (mess) liemi, hässäkkä
  • soppakanuuna
soppatykki etymology soppa ‘soup’ + tykki ‘piece of artillery’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) soup kitchen
Synonyms: kenttäkeitin, kenttäkeittiö
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (informal) Sorry!
  • orsi, riso, siro
sorkkarauta {{wikipedia}} etymology Compound of sorkka ‘cloven hoof’ + rauta ‘iron’. pronunciation
  • /ˈsorkːɑˌrɑutɑ/
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. crowbar iron or steel bar used as a lever to manually force things apart
Synonyms: yleisavain (slang)
sorkkia etymology sorkka >
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of sorkka
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. to dig ground using cloven hooves
  2. (colloquial) to poke
  • Korsika
sorsa etymology Proto-Finnic *sorsa, further origin unknown. pronunciation
  • [ˈso̞rsɑ]
  • {{hyphenation}}
etymology 1
noun: {{head}}
  1. A duck, a bird of the Anatidae family.
  2. (poker) A duck (slang: playing card two).
  3. (medical) A bedpan (slang).
etymology 2 By contraction from English source code
noun: {{head}}
  1. (computing, slang) A source code; often in plural (sorsat).
Synonyms: (source code) lähdekoodi
etymology 1
noun: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of sorsa
etymology 2
  • From sortaa: Earlier, sortaa had common coexistent forms for the 3rd-person singular indicative past, sorsi and sorti (i.e. the "ti ~ si fluctuation"). It was then deducted that sorsi could have an infinitive sorsia, by the pattern of the type sallia (3rd-pers. ind. past salli).
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive, colloquial) To discriminate against, treat unequally.
  • orissa, sorasi
sortti {{Finnish index}}
etymology 1 < Swedish sort
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) type, kind, sort
Synonyms: laji, tyyppi
etymology 2 < English shortstop
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (baseball) shortstop infield defensive player that stands between the second baseman and the third baseman
sorvata {{Finnish index}} pronunciation
  • [ˈso̞rʋɑt̪ɑˣ]
  • {{rhymes}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to lathe
  2. (idiomatic, slang) to work a job or task
related terms:
  • sorvi
  • sorvari
  • sorvaamo
  • sorvaaja
  • sorvaus
  • arvosta, varasto
sosimet {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{head}} (pluralonly)
  1. (colloquial) cutlery (eating and serving utensils)
Synonyms: ruokailuvälineet (standard)
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) A social democrat.
  2. (colloquial) A social security office.
Synonyms: (social democrat) demari, sosialidemokraatti, sosiaalidemokraatti, (social security office) sosiaalitoimisto
sotapoika etymology sota ‘war’ + poika ‘boy’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) soldier, especially a young one
This word has an affectionate air about it - one would never call an enemy sotapoika. Synonyms: sotilas; solttu
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (informal) to soil, tarnish
Synonyms: liata, sotkea, tahrata
  • saatto
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) work, task
  • vuosi
spettari etymology < Swedish betyg
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) report card, report, diploma in education Sait sä hyvän spettarin? Did you get a good report?
Synonyms: todistus, koulutodistus
spiikkeri etymology < English speaker
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) announcer
  2. (colloquial) speaker, loudspeaker
spinnata etymology < English spin
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to spin to rotate
  2. (sports, slang) to run an exercise bike, especially on high speed; to do spinning on an exercise bike
  3. (business, slang) to spin off to create as a by-product
  4. (business, slang) to spin off to separate a line of business from a firm Saadakseen kaupan hyväksytyksi yrityksen täytyi spinnata joitakin toimintojaan. In order to get the deal approved, the company was required to spin off some of its activities.
Synonyms: (to rotate, once) pyörähtää (intr.), pyöräyttää (tr.), (to rotate, several rounds or continuously) pyöriä (intr.), pyörittää (tr.), (to create as by-product) poikia, (to separate a line of business) erottaa toiminto
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) spoiler
sponssata etymology From fi
verb: {{head}}
  1. (slang, transitive, + partitive) to sponsor
sponssaus etymology sponssata + us
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) sponsoring act of providing sponsorship
  2. (colloquial) sponsorship, backing patronage aid or support provided by a sponsor
Synonyms: act tukeminen, avustaminen, sponsorointi, aid or support tuki, avustus; sponssi (colloquial)
spora etymology From Swedish spårvagn.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (Helsinki, slang) tram (passenger vehicle)
Synonyms: raitiovaunu, ratikka, skuru
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) sport
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) sporty favourable to sports
Synonyms: sporttinen, urheilullinen
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) drunkard
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (slang) to dash to run quickly over a short distance
Synonyms: pinkaista, pyrähtää, syöksyä, syöksähtää
spyygatti Alternative forms: pyygatti
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (nautical, slang) scupper drainage hole
Synonyms: nielu, nieluaukko, valumisaukko, valumisreikä
staagi etymology Swedish stag >
noun: {{head}}
  1. (nautical, slang) stay wire or rope that supports the mast of a vessel lengthwise
Synonyms: harus
Stadi etymology From Swedish stad.
proper noun: {{fi-proper noun}}
  1. (slang) Helsinki, capital of Finland.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (informal) Staffie, Staffy
Synonyms: staffordshirenbullterrieri
staili etymology < English style
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (slang) style
adjective: {{fi-adj}}
  1. (slang) stylish, chic
noun: {{head}}
  1. Stalinist
  2. (pejorative) A devout leftist, especially a Communist.
Synonyms: (Communist) stallari
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, deprecating) A Stalinist, communist.
stara etymology From English star.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) star: talented or famous person; celebrity; leading actor
Synonyms: (talented or famous person etc.): tähti
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To start (to initiate a vehicle or machine).
startti pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) start
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A railway station.
  2. (Helsinki slang) The Helsinki Central railway station in particular. (Spoken Helsinki Finnish) exampleMiks [[steissillä|steissil]] hengailee aina nii paljon nuorii? Why do so many young people always hang out at the Central railway station?
noun: {{head}}
  1. (Helsinki, slang) A lighter, cigarette lighter
Synonyms: savukkeensytytin
  • estradin
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) stepper fitness training machine
stikki etymology < stick
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) stick, as in glue stick, deodorant stick
Synonyms: puikko
stoge etymology From Swedish tåg.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A train.
Synonyms: juna
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) erection
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) story
  • roisto, torsio
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) stop
streikata etymology < English strike
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to break down to fail to work Moottori streikkaa. The motor broke down.
Synonyms: mennä rikki, lakkoilla
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. To apply emotional pressure to (a person or animal).
  2. (colloquial) To suffer stress; to worry or be agitated.
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To striptease.
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
  • asu, U.S.A., USA
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (scouting, slang) A Brownie
Synonyms: sudenpentu
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) car driver
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) jet plane
Synonyms: suihkulentokone
suihkulentokone etymology suihku + lentokone
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. jet plane
Synonyms: (colloquial) suihkari
sukelluspuku etymology sukellus ‘diving’ + puku ‘suit’
noun: {{head}}
  1. diving suit garment or apparatus worn by a diver for protection from the underwater environment
  2. (slang) condom
sukeltajantauti etymology sukeltaja ‘diver's’ + tauti ‘disease’
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (dated, colloquial) decompression sickness, bends
Synonyms: alipainetauti
suklaaosasto etymology suklaa〈chocolate〉 + osasto〈department〉
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang, vulgar) A back door (anus).
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) success
Synonyms: menestys
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) To visit relative.
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. sexual intercourse sexual interaction
Synonyms: sukupuoliakti, sukupuoliyhteys, yhdyntä, (vulgar) pano
sulla etymology Contracted from the standard form sinulla.
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
  • sellu
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
  • lastu, sulat
adjective: {{head}}
  1. fuzzy
    • sumea logiikka = fuzzy logic
  2. blurry
  3. (colloquial) dim, not smart or intelligent
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to arrange, fix, organize
Synonyms: sumplata
sumppi pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (archaic) coffee made from used coffee grounds, a common practice at the time coffee was expensive as compared to ordinary incomes
  2. (informal) mud coffee brew, especially when of poor quality
sumuttaa etymology sumu + ttaa pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to mist
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to mislead
related terms:
  • sumu
  • sumutin
etymology 1
conjunction: {{fi-con}}
  1. (coordinating) A coordinating conjunction expressing generality En nyt jouda, kun tässä on sitä sun tätä tekemistä. I don't have time for that because I have this and that to do (miscellaneous stuff/things to do). Lautanen oli täynnä makaroonilaatikkoa, makkaraa, salaattia, perunamuussia sun muuta pöperöä. The plate was full of macaroni casserole, sausage, salad, mashed potatoes and other grub.
etymology 2 From the standard language form sinun
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) fi-form of sinä
  • asun, nasu, suan
suolata etymology suola + ta
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. To salt (to add salt to).
  2. To preserve in salt.
  3. To spread salt on the ground (esp. on a road surface to prevent it from freezing in the winter).
  4. (colloquial) To smoke (to kill, especially with a gun). Jengi suolas' sen. He got smoked by the mob.
  • suoltaa, ulostaa
suomensotti {{Finnish index}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (childish) pointer finger, index finger, forefinger
Synonyms: etusormi
suomentaa {{Finnish index}} etymology suomi + ntaa. pronunciation
  • {{hyphenation}}
  • /ˈsuomentɑː(ʔ)/
verb: {{fi-verb}}
  1. (transitive) To translate into Finnish.
  2. (informal) To make clear, to put in plain English (in this case, Finnish), to explain.
verb: {{head}}
  1. fi-form of suomentaa
suonenveto etymology suoni + veto
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A cramp painful contraction of muscle
related terms:
  • vetää suonta
Synonyms: (medical) crampus, kramppi, lihaskramppi
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) superstar
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) surfer
susi etymology From Proto-Finnic *suci, from Pre-Finnic *śunti- or *ćunti-, from either Pre-Germanic *ḱun-to- or Proto-Balto-Slavic *śun-to-. Cognates include English hound and Swedish hund. pronunciation
  • [ˈsusi]
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{fi-noun}}
  1. grey wolf (Canis lupus)
  2. (colloquial) dud Tämä kännykkä on susi. This cellphone is a dud.
Synonyms: (wolf) hukka
  • sisu, suis
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