juopottelu

juopottelua

juopottelu

MEANING:

Noun: binge drinking (as in consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol)

DERIVED FROM:

Juopottelu is a noun that comes from the verb juopotella (to drink to excess) which results from combining the words juoppo (drunkard) +‎ -tella (a suffix used to forms verbs for calling someone by a name or a label.)

See it in action in the headline ”Nyt tästäkin on tutkimus: Kylmyys ja pimeys lisäävät juopottelua” which can be translated as ”Now there’s an even a study: Coldness and darkness increase binge drinking.”

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harppaus

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harppaus

MEANING:

Noun: leap or stride

DERIVED FROM:

Harppaus comes from harpata (to leap) +‎ -us (ing)

EXTRA CREDIT:

The phrase ”Tämä on pieni askel ihmiselle, mutta suuri harppaus terveydelle” is a play on Neil Armstrong’s famous phrase when he landed on the moon. It translates approximately as ”That’s one small step for a (person) man, but one giant leap for health.”

keikka

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MEANING:

Noun: gig, temporary job

Keikka is a colloquial term meaning ”gig,” as in for a musician. Or it can refer to any temporary job.

The headline, ”Bon Jovi – Yhtye, Ensi Kertaa Keikka Virossa” translates approximately as ”Bon Jovi Band, first-time gig in Estonia.”