miten sattuu

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

miten (how) + sattuu (it happens)

Phrase[edit]

miten sattuu

  1. willy nilly (without regard for consequences or the will of those affected)
    Rahanahneet kirjailijat tahkoavat romaaneja miten sattuu.
    So writers chasing money churn out novels willy nilly.
  2. willy nilly (seemingly at random, haphazardly)
    Liisa Ihmemaassa kuvailee paikkaa, jossa outoja asioita tapahtuu miten sattuu.
    Alice in Wonderland describes a place where random things happen all willy nilly.

Usage notes[edit]

Instead of miten, other interrogative pronouns such as kuka (who), missä (where), milloin (when) may be used according to context.