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Pronoun stem jo- + enclitic particle -kin.


jokin (stem jo-, see below)

  1. (indefinite) something.
  2. (indefinite, adjectival) some, one, a.
  3. what have you, what-have-you, whathaveyou
    Nyt tarvittaisiin vasara tai jotain.
    Now we would need a hammer or what have you.


Case suffixes are regular; only the first part jo- is declined, the enclitic particle -kin doesn't change its form. Some cases have parallel forms without the k. The instructive and abessive cases are extremely rarely or never used. The sublative, lative and causative forms are used as adverbs.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In colloquial Finnish, all cases except for nominative singular are often used when referring to people (i.e. used instead of joku).

Derived terms[edit]

  • jollakin tavalla (adessive sg.) = somehow, someway (or another), in some way (or another), (in) one way or another, by some means

Related terms[edit]

Pronouns with same stems:

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