keskenään

FinnishEdit

(index ke)

EtymologyEdit

From locative keski- +‎ -na + possessive suffix.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeskenæːn/, [ˈke̞s̠ke̞næːn]
  • Rhymes: -eskenæːn
  • Syllabification: kes‧ke‧nään

AdverbEdit

keskenään

  1. between each other, among each other, with each other
    Jaoimme kakun keskenämme.
    We divided the cake between ourselves.
    Vaihdoitteko kakut keskenänne?
    Did you trade the cakes with each other / interchange the cakes?
    He vaihtoivat autoja keskenänsä. (or keskenään, see the usage notes of -nsä)
    They exchanged/interchanged cars.

Usage notesEdit

  • The word stem has also other forms used as adverbs or adverbials; see inflection table at keski-.
  • The singular forms are used chiefly in a jocular or sarcastic sense:
Voit pelata tuota peliä keskenäsi.
You can play that game with yourself.

InflectionEdit

Personal/possessive forms of keskenään
no possessor
possessor singular plural
1st person keskenäni keskenämme
2nd person keskenäsi keskenänne
3rd person keskenään
keskenänsä

SynonymsEdit