niin kuin

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Finnish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

niin kuin

  1. as if, as though (in a manner suggesting)
    Vanha mies kompuroi, niin kuin olisi kaatumaisillaan.
    The old man stumbled, as if he were about to fall.
    Olen niin kuin en olisi kuullutkaan tuota!
    I'll pretend I didn't hear that!
  2. as if (in mimicry of)
    Kun opettajan selkä kääntyi, luokan pelle piteli vatsaansa niin kuin voisi pahoin.
    When the teacher's back was turned, the class clown would hold his stomach as if he were ill.
  3. as
    Älkää tehkö niin kuin minä teen, tehkää niin kuin minä sanon.
    Don't do as I do, do as I say.

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