kesken

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From keski-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈke̞ske̞n]
  • Rhymes: -esken
  • Hyphenation: kes‧ken

Adverb[edit]

kesken

  1. unfinished
    Kopiointi on vielä kesken.
    The copying is not finished yet.
    Hän jätti kirjan kesken. (lit. He left the book unfinished)
    He didn't finish the book.
  2. finished too soon
    Keitto loppui kesken, ja osa vieraista jäi nälkäisiksi.
    We run out of soup, and some guests remained hungry.

Preposition[edit]

kesken

  1. in the middle of:
    Pappi pyörtyi kesken puheen.
    The priest fainted in the middle of the speech.

Postposition[edit]

kesken

  1. between, among:
    meidän kesken, heidän kesken...
    between us, among them...

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