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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑrʋɑs kɑlkːi/, [ˈkɑrʋɑs̠ kɑlkːi]

NounEdit

karvas kalkki

  1. bitter pill (something unpleasant that must be accepted or endured; in Finnish, it is swallowed or drank in idioms)

Usage notesEdit

Is usually preceded with a word in genitive, such as tappion karvas kalkki ("the bitter pill of defeat").

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