Untranslatable - Sanat, joita ei voida kääntää

 0    16 flashcards    VocApp
download mp3 print play test yourself
Question Answer
A very Finnish noun to describe the "national character of a Finn"
start learning
A kind of perseverance, stubborness, determination, sometimes even bein stupidly brave; sticking with something despite difficulties
time between November and February
start learning
The time when the sun doesn't come up in northern Finland; officially translated as "polar nights" but refers also to feelings during that time - longing for sunshine, lack of enthusiasm, even depression; dark days with less socializing.
The steam you get in sauna when throwing water on the stove
start learning
A joy that you get from enjoying someone else's misfortune
start learning
a shared sense of shame
start learning
For example, feeling ashamed for someone when watching them make a fool of themselves
to manage, to have enough strength/energy, to have enough motivation, to be up to; to have the will power to do something
start learning
mentally and/or physically
when the top layer of the snow is solid enough for people to walk on it without falling in
start learning
Usually occurs in February when there's approximately a meter of snow and the sun melts the top layer which then freezes again and becomes solid so that people can walk on top of it without falling in.
words for certain kind of really wet snow
start learning
sohjo, loska
"a skull weather"
start learning
A noun used to describe a dangerously slippery weather when the ground is ice and slippery and there's a lot of "black ice" on the roads.
snow that is softer because of a milder weather
start learning
nuoska, suojalumi
Not as watery as "sohjo" or "loska" (wet snow), but wet enough for making snowmen.
wet snow falling from the sky
start learning
Becomes "sohjo" (wet snow) when it hits the ground.
snowfall during a heavy wind, or snow moving with the heavy wind
start learning
a noun; getting drunk alone at home in one's underwear
start learning
literal translation "underpants drunk"
a noun; when the bearing capacity and the conditions of the roads - especially dirt roads - get worse due to weather conditions
start learning
to stand the cold, to be warm enough; have the right amount of clothes on to be warm
start learning
"keli" refers to weather, "rikko" for something being broken
a hole in the ice made for swimming in the winter
start learning

You must sign in to write a comment