tumma

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tumma (comparative tummempi, superlative tummin)

  1. dark (of colour)
    Hänellä on tumma tukka.
    She has dark hair.
  2. dark-haired
    Naapurin jätkä seurustelee taas sen tumman tytön kanssa.
    The guy next door is dating the dark-haired girl again.

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  • The compound names of dark variants of a color are formed with genitive of tumma, other adjectives often with nominative, depending on the head word, e.g.:
tummankeltainen (dark yellow)
tummaihoinen (dark-skinned)

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tumma

  1. Gypsy, Rom (person)
    Naapurin jätkän tyttökaveri vaikuttaa olevan tumma.
    The girlfriend of the guy next door appears to be a Gypsy.
    Tummat kruisasivat Mersullaan kylän halki.
    The Gypsies cruised through the town in their Mercedes Benz.

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