suuruinen

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

suuri (big, large, great) > suuruus (size, magnitude) +‎ -inen; "being of the size (of)"

AdjectiveEdit

suuruinen (not comparable)

  1. of the amount, order or magnitude
    Minkä suuruinen lukukausimaksu Harvardissa on?
    Kuinka suuri on Harvardin lukukausimaksu?
    How much is the tuition in Harvard?
    Maanjäristys oli 2,3 richterin suuruinen.
    The earthquake was of magnitude 2,3 on Richter's scale.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  1. Always used with a preceding attribute or interrogative pronoun in genitive.
  2. This word is close in meaning to kokoinen, but kokoinen is used principally of objects whereas suuruinen is used of quantities.

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 25 February 2014, at 00:22