niin kauan kuin

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

niin (as, so) + kauan (long, for long) + kuin (as)

Phrase[edit]

niin kauan kuin

  1. as long as (for some period of time)
    Viivy niin kauan kuin haluat.
    Stay as long as you like.
  2. (idiomatic) so long as, as long as, assuming, provided that, if (depending upon some condition or requirement)
    Minua ei haittaa, että hän on siellä, niin kauan kuin hän siivoaa jälkensä.
    I don't mind if he stays there, as long as he cleans up after himself when he's done.

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