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See also: vään

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FinnishEdit

ConjunctionEdit

vaan

  1. but (... instead)
    Se ei ole musta, vaan punainen.
    It is not black, but red.

Usage notesEdit

Many speakers use the word vaan where one would expect vain (just, only), especially in speech:

Elämä on unta vaan. > Elämä on unta vain.
Life is but a dream.
Sä annoit mulle vaan kaks' euroo. > Annoit minulle vain kaksi euroa.
You gave to me only two euros.

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