Adjective: unflavored, natural, unspiced.
The suffix -maton can be broken down further into the deverbal suffix –ma, which is appended to the first-person singular present form without the suffix -n. Then the additional suffix –ton is added to indicate a lack of something, -ton being similar to the suffix ”-less” suffix in English.
Other examples of words made with the suffix -maton:
- olla (“to be”) > olematon (“nonexistent”)
- syödä (“to eat”) > syömätön (“uneaten”)
- naida (”to marry”) > naimaton (”unmarried”)
See still more words suffixed with –maton here.
In our example photo, kivennäisvesi means ”mineral water,” ”selzer water” or ”sparkling water.” (If you are looking for the carbonated water in a Finnish grocery store, this is the one you want.)
Suolaton means ”saltless” or ”salt-free.”