-vuotias

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vuosi (year) >

Adjective[edit]

-vuotias  (not comparable)

  1. -year-old, years old (used to express age in years)
    Seitsemänkymmentävuotiaan miehen ruumis löydettiin viime yönä joesta.
    A seventy-year-old man's body was found in a river last night.
    Minkä ikäinen hän on? — Hän on viisivuotias.
    How old is she? — She is five years old.
    Iso-isoisäni eli satavuotiaaksi.
    My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred years old.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjectives formed with -vuotias are often used as nouns:
Olen rakastunut kolmekymmentävuotiaaseen.
I am in love with a thirty-year-old.
  • When expressing ages of full tens of years, the last -en in the word kymmenen (ten) may be omitted:
kymmenenvuotias = kymmenvuotias
  • From twenty years on, the last -kymmentävuotias is often replaced with -kymppinen, especially in spoken language:
kuusikymmentävuotias = kuusikymmenvuotias = kuusikymppinen = sixty-year-old

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