laji

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Finnish[edit]

(index la)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish slagh, compare Swedish slag (kind, sort).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧ji
  • IPA(key): [ˈlɑji]

Noun[edit]

laji

  1. kind, sort
    Minkä lajin mies hän on?
    What kind of man is he?
  2. (biology, taxonomy) species
    uusi lintulaji
    a new bird species
  3. (sports) sport (certain type of sport, such as football or javelin, as opposed to sports in general)
    Lajejani ovat jääkiekko ja jalkapallo.
    My sports are ice hockey and soccer.

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