kesken

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Instructive singular form of keski-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkesken/, [ˈke̞s̠ke̞n]
  • Rhymes: -esken
  • Syllabification(key): kes‧ken

Adverb[edit]

kesken

  1. unfinished
    Kopiointi on vielä kesken.
    The copying is not finished yet.
    Hän jätti kirjan kesken. (lit. He left the book unfinished)
    He didn't finish the book.
  2. finished too soon
    Keitto loppui kesken, ja osa vieraista jäi nälkäisiksi.
    We ran out of soup, and some guests remained hungry.

Preposition[edit]

kesken

  1. in the middle of
    Pappi pyörtyi kesken puheen.
    The priest fainted in the middle of the speech.

Postposition[edit]

kesken

  1. between, among
    meidän kesken, heidän kesken...
    among us, between them...

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