FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

osa +‎ -sto. Coined by Finnish journalist, poet and translator Paavo Tikkanen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈosɑsto/, [ˈo̞s̠ɑs̠t̪o̞]
  • Rhymes: -osɑsto
  • Hyphenation: o‧sas‧to

NounEdit

osasto

  1. department
  2. compartment
  3. section (in a newspaper, etc.)
  4. (military) unit
  5. (slang, in compounds) area, field of activity; always compounded, no direct translation.
    Miten sulla menee seksiosastolla?
    How's your sex-life been lately? (lit.: How are you doing in the sex department?)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of osasto (Kotus type 2/palvelu, no gradation)
nominative osasto osastot
genitive osaston osastojen
osastoiden
osastoitten
partitive osastoa osastoja
osastoita
illative osastoon osastoihin
singular plural
nominative osasto osastot
accusative nom. osasto osastot
gen. osaston
genitive osaston osastojen
osastoiden
osastoitten
partitive osastoa osastoja
osastoita
inessive osastossa osastoissa
elative osastosta osastoista
illative osastoon osastoihin
adessive osastolla osastoilla
ablative osastolta osastoilta
allative osastolle osastoille
essive osastona osastoina
translative osastoksi osastoiksi
instructive osastoin
abessive osastotta osastoitta
comitative osastoineen
Possessive forms of osasto (type palvelu)
possessor singular plural
1st person osastoni osastomme
2nd person osastosi osastonne
3rd person osastonsa

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