ranskalainen

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Etymology[edit]

Ranska +‎ -lainen

Noun[edit]

ranskalainen

  1. A Frenchman or a Frenchwoman.
  2. In plural (ranskalaiset), when speaking of the natives or inhabitants of France collectively, "the French".
  3. In plural (ranskalaiset), short for ranskalaiset perunat, the French fries.
    Haluatko ranskalaiset vai muusia?
    Do you want French fries or mashed potato?

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ranskalainen (comparative ranskalaisempi, superlative ranskalaisin)

  1. French
  2. In combined terms appears usually in the form ranskalais-, the English equivalent being franco- or Franco-.
    ranskalaismielinen
    Francophile
    Tavoitteeni on kehittää tämän alan ranskalais-suomalaisia suhteita edelleen.
    My aim is to develop the Franco-Finnish relations further on this field.

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