Last modified on 17 March 2015, at 06:20

kesken

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From keski-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈke̞ske̞n]
  • Rhymes: -esken
  • Hyphenation: kes‧ken

AdverbEdit

kesken

  1. unfinished
    Kopiointi on vielä kesken.
    The copying is not finished yet.
    Hän jätti kirjan kesken. (lit. He left the book unfinished)
    He didn't finish the book.
  2. finished too soon
    Keitto loppui kesken, ja osa vieraista jäi nälkäisiksi.
    We run out of soup, and some guests remained hungry.

PrepositionEdit

kesken

  1. in the middle of:
    Pappi pyörtyi kesken puheen.
    The priest fainted in the middle of the speech.

PostpositionEdit

kesken

  1. between, among:
    meidän kesken, heidän kesken...
    between us, among them...

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