perään

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

perään

  1. Illative singular form of perä.

Postposition[edit]

perään

  1. genitive + ~: after; used to indicate movement towards something that is going or has gone away from the subject of the sentence
    Älä heitä hyvää rahaa huonon perään.
    Don't throw good money after bad.
  2. genitive + ~: into; used to indicate liking
    En ole koskaan ollut makeisten perään.
    I have never been into sweets.

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Adverb[edit]

perään

  1. Used to indicate that something goes, has gone or will go toward something else that has gone already; the corresponding English structure is usually "after + headword".
    Poikani lähti opiskelemaan ja jo seuraavalla viikolla jouduin lähettämään rahaa perään.
    My son went to college and already on the next week I had to send money after him.