Adverb: Little by little, gradually.
Comes from pikku- (“little”) + hiljaa (“slowly”).
Used in a sentence: Alan pikkuhiljaa hermostua means ”I’m gradually getting irritated.”
Noun: plug (electric connecting device)
Comes from pisto (“sting, prick”) + tulppa (“plug”).
Noun: socket, outlet, wall socket; point (UK); receptacle, wall plug (US) (opening for connecting an electric plug)
Comes from pisto (“sting, prick”) + rasia (“box”).
Noun: bruise or contusion
Comes from mustelmilla = black and blue
You may also see sinelmä
Noun: blind alley, dead-end, dead end, cul-de-sac, impasse (road or situation)
Umpikuja comes from umpi- (“closed”) + kuja (“alley”).
Noun: otter (animal like the one pictured)
Comes from silmä (“eye”) + ripsi (“lash, eyelash”)
You will also see simply ”ripsi” meaning the same.
Noun: cash (money in the form of notes or coins)
Used in a sentence:
Maksatteko käteisellä vai luottokortilla?
- Do you pay in cash or by credit card?
Noun: exhaust pipe
Comes from pako which means ”flight,” ”escape” or ”hole.” And putki (”pipe.”)
Noun: Studded shoes
Comes from nasta, which means ”thumbtack,” ”pin,” ”stud” (as in studded tires) or ”tack.” And kengät (”shoes.”)
You will also see nastarenkaat (studded tires), though normally just referred to as nastat.
In slang, nasta also means cool, neat, or great. Though the origin of that slang is not clear.