keskenään

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Finnish[edit]

(index ke)

Etymology[edit]

From keskenä (originally the essive singular of keski-) and the possessive suffix -nsä/-mme/-nne.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation and pronunciation:
kes·ke·nään, IPA(key): /ˈkeskenæːn/

Adverb[edit]

keskenään

  1. between each other, among each other, with each other:
    Jaoimme kakku keskenämme.
    We divided the cake between ourselves.
    Vaihdoitteko kakut keskenänne?
    Did you trade the cakes with each other / interchange the cakes?
    He vaihtoivat autoja keskenänsä. (or keskenään, see the usage notes of -nsä)
    They exchanged/interchanged cars.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In a jocular or sarcastic sense, also the singular forms can be used:
  • Voit pelata tuota peliä keskenäsi.
    • You can play that game with yourself.

Declension[edit]

  • The word stem has also other forms used as adverbs or adverbials.