takana

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See also: täkänä

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The essive singular of taka-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ta‧ka‧na

Adverb[edit]

takana (comparative taaempana, superlative taaimpana)

  1. (static) behind
    Hän on kaukana takana.
    He is far behind.
  2. (nautical) abaft, astern

Postposition[edit]

takana

  1. (static) behind
    Hän on talon takana.
    He is behind the house.
    Hän menee talon taakse.
    He is going behind the house.
    Hän tulee talon takaa.
    He is coming from behind the house.
    Hän on aivan takanasi
    He is right behind you.
  2. (idiomatic) around
    kulman takana
    around the corner
  3. (nautical) abaft, aft of
    Peräsin on kölin takana.
    The rudder is aft of the keel.
  4. (nautical) astern of
    Miranda on vain puoli meripeninkulmaa Arandan takana.
    Miranda sails only half a sea mile astern of Aranda.

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Usage notes[edit]

The head word is always in genitive. If the head word is possessive pronoun, takana gets a possessive suffix, even if the possessive pronoun is omitted.

Pekka istuu minun takanani.
Pekka istuu takanani.
Pekka is sitting behind me.

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