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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The instructive case of ne (they (things and animals)).

PronunciationEdit

  • (formal)
  • (informal)
  • Hyphenation: niin

AdverbEdit

niin

  1. so, then, in that case
  2. so, to this or that extent
  3. very
    Tuo on niin kaunis!
    That is so beautiful!
  4. An affirmative answer to a question or comment: yes, yeah.
    Eilenkö sinä maksoit laskun? – Niin.
    "Was it yesterday that you paid that bill?" – "Yes."
  5. ai niin: oh yes
    Ai niin, unohdin...
    Oh yes, I forgot...
  6. ai niin? oh really?

Usage notesEdit

  • Niin as an answer often has an additional meaning of "of course". As in the example, the interrogative suffix -ko/kö is usually attached to the point of the question.
  • In spoken, colloquial Finnish, it is common for the final n to be silent (i.e. pronounced as nii)

Derived termsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

niin

  1. (coordinating) Used to introduce the main clause after if clause: then.
    Jos yöllä on selkeää, niin tulee kova pakkanen.
    "If it's clear at night, then it'll be heavy frost."

Usage notesEdit

  • When used in conjunction with jos (if), niin can often be omitted when no emphasis is desired.

PronounEdit

niin

  1. Instructive form of ne.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

niin

  1. Rōmaji transcription of にいん

OjibweEdit

PronounEdit

niin (Syllabics: ᓃᓐ)

  1. singular first-person pronoun: I

See alsoEdit

Template:oj-vai "nim-" conjugation