viime aikoina

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

viime (latest, last) + aikoina (essive plural of time)

Adverb[edit]

viime aikoina

  1. lately, of late (in the recent past)
    Olet ollut viime aikoina aika väsynyt,
    You have been quite tired lately.
    Poikani on käynyt täällä usein viime aikoina.
    My son has been here often lately.

Usage notes[edit]

  • viime aikoina is understood to refer to a continuous or repeated action. For example, one cannot say Poikani kävi täällä viime aikoina ("My son was here lately"), if he visited just once. Words understood to refer to a one-time or well-specified event include: hiljattain, äskettäin, taannoin.