minkälainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

minkä (what) +‎ -lainen (kind of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmiŋkæˌlɑinen]
  • Hyphenation: min‧kä‧lai‧nen

Adjective[edit]

minkälainen  (not comparable)

  1. what kind of
    • Minkälainen ihminen sinä olet?
      • What kind of a person are you?

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Although minkälainen is largely replaced by the shorter form millainen, it is often used in sentences where one wants to stress that word or the importance of the question.

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