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FinnishEdit

(index ke)

EtymologyEdit

From locative keski- +‎ -nä +‎ -än.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: kes‧ke‧nään
  • IPA(key): /ˈkeskenæːn/, [ˈke̞s̠ke̞næːn]

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-.
  • In a jocular or sarcastic sense, also the singular forms can be used:
  • Voit pelata tuota peliä keskenäsi.
    • You can play that game with yourself.

InflectionEdit

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