neuvosto

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Finnish[edit]

(index ne)

Etymology[edit]

From neuvo +‎ -sto.

Noun[edit]

neuvosto

  1. A council.
    • julkisen sanan neuvosto (JSN) = the Council of Mass Media
  2. (historical) A soviet.

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Usage notes[edit]

The English adjective soviet is usually translated as neuvosto- or Neuvostoliiton, when it is used as an attribute (modifies the noun right after it):

  • neuvostokansalainen = soviet citizen

When the adjective "soviet" appears as predicative, it can practically never be translated as neuvosto. Terms like neuvostomielinen, neuvostohenkinen, neuvostoliittolainen should be used instead.

  • Neuvostoliiton hallitus ei ole enää kovin neuvostomielinen, eikä sen puoleen kovin paljon hallituskaan.
    • The Soviet government is not very soviet anymore or, for that matter, much of a government.

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