millainen

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of minkälainen < minkä(of which) +‎ -lainen(kind of), cognate with Estonian milline(what, what kind of).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmilːɑinen]
  • Hyphenation: mil‧lai‧nen

Adjective[edit]

millainen ‎(not comparable)

  1. what, what kind of, what...like
    Millainen sää huomenna on?
    What's the weather like tomorrow?

Declension[edit]

Inflection of millainen (Kotus type 38/nainen, no gradation)
nominative millainen millaiset
genitive millaisen millaisten
millaisien
partitive millaista millaisia
illative millaiseen millaisiin
singular plural
nominative millainen millaiset
accusative nom. millainen millaiset
gen. millaisen
genitive millaisen millaisten
millaisien
partitive millaista millaisia
inessive millaisessa millaisissa
elative millaisesta millaisista
illative millaiseen millaisiin
adessive millaisella millaisilla
ablative millaiselta millaisilta
allative millaiselle millaisille
essive millaisena millaisina
translative millaiseksi millaisiksi
instructive millaisin
abessive millaisetta millaisitta
comitative millaisineen

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Usage notes[edit]

In everyday spoken language there are other variants of this word such as mimmonen and mimmoinen which are well used and understood but which are considered as improper for use in the formal written language.