jälkijuna

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jälki- (late) +‎ juna (train)

Noun[edit]

jälkijuna

  1. An allegory for being late or behind others in action.
    Hallitus tulee tässä asiassa jälkijunassa.
    The government has been slow to react in this issue.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Chiefly used in inessive and illative singular with verbs olla (to be), tulla (to travel) and joutua (to end up).
  • A "late train" in literal sense is myöhäinen juna in Finnish.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of jälkijuna (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative jälkijuna
genitive jälkijunan
partitive jälkijunaa
illative jälkijunaan
singular plural
nominative jälkijuna
accusative nom. jälkijuna
gen. jälkijunan
genitive jälkijunan
partitive jälkijunaa
inessive jälkijunassa
elative jälkijunasta
illative jälkijunaan
adessive jälkijunalla
ablative jälkijunalta
allative jälkijunalle
essive jälkijunana
translative jälkijunaksi
instructive
abessive jälkijunatta
comitative
Possessive forms of jälkijuna (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person jälkijunani jälkijunamme
2nd person jälkijunasi jälkijunanne
3rd person jälkijunansa

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