puoli

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See also: puoli-

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Loaned from a Slavic language; ultimately from Proto-Slavic *polъ (half); cognate with Russian пол (pol, half), Estonian pool (half).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: puo‧li
  • Rhymes: -uoli
  • IPA(key): [ˈpuɔli]

Adjective[edit]

puoli  (not comparable)

  1. half

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Noun[edit]

puoli

  1. half
    Kumman puolen haluat?
    Which half do you want?
    En saanut puoltakaan rahoistani takaisin.
    I did not get back even half of my money.
  2. side
    Tämä puoli ylöspäin.
    This side up.
    Hänellä on pimeä puolensa.
    He has his dark side.
  3. aspect, facet, feature
    Asiassa on monta puolta.
    There are many aspects in this issue.
    Mitä hyviä puolia sinussa on? .
    What are your best features?
  4. huono ~ : drawback

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Usage notes[edit]

1. When talking of two halves the plural form is used

puolet ja puolet
half and half

2. When talking about half of something puoli is again in the plural form, the 'something' is in the elative case and the verb is in the singular

Mailman varoista puolet on vero paratiiseissä
Half of the world's wealth is located in tax havens.

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