jytky

jytky

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MEANING:

Noun:  In this example, jytky is a colloquial noun referring to a surprising and unexpected event or news-feed that incites a strong reaction, i.e. a bomb.

EXTRA CREDIT:

As an adjective, jytky can mean huge, solid, mighty

Other dialectical meanings.

  1. (dialectal) lump, boulder
  2. (dialectal) kaboom, bang, smash
  3. (colloquial) a surprising and unexpected event or news-feed that incites a strong reaction, a bomb.

”Tyrmäys gallupeille ja medialle” can be translated as ”A knockout for the polls and media.”

näyttämö

nayttamo

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MEANING:

Noun: stage, scene (as in a theater.)

DERIVED FROM:

Näyttämö comes from näyttää (”to show” or ”to present”) +‎ -mö (indicating a place where the action is performed.)

EXTRA CREDIT:

Here is a common Finnish translation of Shakespeare’s ”All the world’s a stage…” from As You Like It.

Koko maailma on näyttämö, ja miehet sekä naiset siinä vain näyttelijöitä.

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.

parkkipirkko

parkkipirkko

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MEANING:

Noun:  a woman who tickets improperly parked vehicles

DERIVED FROM:

Parkkipirkko is a compound of parkki (referring to something being parked) + Pirkko (a Finnish feminine first name).

EXTRA CREDIT:

You may also hear lappuliisa (from lappu, which means ”a tag” plus Liisa, another feminine name) to mean the same thing.